Imphal: In view of the fresh surge of COVID-19 cases in the country, the Manipur government has issued a new travel advisory for those entering the state either by air and road. All those entering the state will now have to produce mandatory COVID-19 RTPCR negative test report with effect from January 8.

Health director Dr. K Rajo Singh on Thursday said in a statement that all air passengers/road passengers or anybody entering the state must carry a negative COVID-19 RTPCR rest report done within 48 hours of arrival or entering the state.

On Thursday, Manipur reported 59 fresh positive cases of COVID-19 and one death, taking the total number of positive cases to 1,25,964, while the cumulative number of deaths is 2,009.

With 10 more persons discharged in the last 24 hours, the recovery rate in the state stands at 98.15 per cent.

It may be worth mentioning that on December 22, a 48-year-old man with a travel history to Tanzania in Imphal West district was tested positive for the Omicron variant of COVID-19, making it the first such case in the northeast region.

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