20-year-old woman from Kangpokpi tests positive for COVID-19; another 19-year-old youth from Senapati found to be infected with coronavirus in Manipur; state tally 36
Imphal: Two new active cases of COVID-19 were reported from Kangpokpi and Senapati districts in Manipur on Monday evening, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 36 in the state so far.
With the first four COVID-19 patients discharged from hospital, Manipur is now left with with 32 active cases.
As per additional director Dr K Sasheekumar Mangang, a 20-year-old woman from Kangpokpi district tested positive for COVID-19 at the VRDL of Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) Hospital on Monday.
Another case of COVID-19 was reported from Senapati district, the first case in the district, with a 19-year-old youth testing positive for the virus.
Both the patients will be shifted to COVID-19 Care facility at JNIMS for further treatment. Their health condition is stable, he added.
Of the 16 districts in the state, only five districts remain free from the virus so far. Churachandpur district recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases with 17 patients.
All COVID-19 patients are the returnees from various parts of the country either by trains or hired vehicles.
As on May 25, at least 6,199 passengers have arrived in the state by buses or vehicles and more than 7,000 persons was transported by at least 10 Indian Railways’ Shramik special trains.
After the air services resumed on Monday, at least four flights carrying 448 passengers from different cities landed at Imphal airport.
On their arrival, passengers were screened for fever through the newly installed Whole Body Thermal Scanner and later, they were sent to their respective districts for institutional quarantine, the official said.
As per the latest Standard of Operating (SOP) for air passengers, the returnees by flight will remain in the quarantine centres till they test negative or complete 14 days’ mandatory quarantine period.