Bhutan reported its first case of coronavirus today. The US tourist had travelled to Paro from Guwahati. Stay with EastMojo for latest updates from Northeast India
10 out of 12 suspected cases of coronavirus in Manipur have been found to be negative; two are, however, awaiting test results, said CM N Biren Singh on Thursday.
The Manipur government has decided to do away with biometric attendance in all state offices and the secretariat with immediate effect for a month. The move comes as a precautionary measure against the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Announcing this at a press conference on Thursday, chief minister N Biren Singh said the government is closely monitoring the situation and taking all precautionary measures over the deadly outbreak of coronavirus.
a) To have improved tracking of travellers, it has been decided to introduce self-declaration forms at Moreh and also collect passengers/travellers list from buses/vehicles entering Manipur at Mao, Jiribam, etc.
b) Isolation wards are already set up at RIMS and JNIMS. In addition, it has been decided to set up isolation wards at sub-district hospital at Moreh, Mao and Jiribam and quarantine facilities at ICP (Moreh) and TB Hospital (Keirao).
c) Deputy commissioners will convene meetings of the district surveillance committee and enhance awareness about coronavirus and preventive measures.
d) One preventive measure is to avoid large gatherings and public are advised to review their participation in large gatherings, especially with Yaoshang festival happening shortly.
Bhutan’s first COVID-19 case, a 76-year-old male US tourist, spent a few days in Mumbai, Kolkata and Assam before heading for Paro in Bhutan on March 2.