Imphal: In a partial modification to an earlier order, the Manipur government on Wednesday decided to allow people to enter the state without producing a COVID-negative report if they have been fully vaccinated against the novel coronavirus.

In a new order, deputy secretary (health and family welfare) Soiminlian Lengen said that persons entering Manipur from outside the state, who have been fully vaccinated with two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, shall be exempted from producing a negative COVID-19 test report or mandatory testing on arrival at Imphal Airport or at the entry points in Mao Gate and Jiribam.

Those who have been fully vaccinated with two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine must produce a valid certificate depicting the vaccinatioin status of the person, the order stated.

However, either the persons who are not yet vaccinated or only partially vaccinated with only the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine will not be exempted. They shall be required to produce a COVID-19 negative test report at the time of entering Manipur, it stated.

The state government has also decided to gear up for normalcy by relaxing the curfew and containment zone orders in the future in a calibrated manner by assessing the COVID-19 infection scenario while giving a prioritise in setting up of more vaccination centers for an intensive vaccination drive in the state.

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The state government would be ready to arrange special vaccine sessions if the number of beneficiaries is 150 or more, said in the government notification.

As on June 30, a total of 6,47,632 people have already received COVID-19 vaccination in the state, of which 5,63,662 have received the first dose and 83,970 persons have been fully vaccinated with the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine.



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