Arriving passengers being screened at LGBI Airport, Guwahati 

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Nagaland chief secretary Temjen Toy held a video conference with all the DCs and Commissioner Nagaland on Thursday with the objective to ensure that the state was prepared to tackle the spread of COVID-19.

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10 out of 12 suspected COVID-19 cases test negative in Manipur

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.

No biometric attendance in Manipur state offices, secretariat with immediate effect

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.

In light of increased number of confirmed cases in India, an intensive review meeting was held by Manipur CM N Biren Singh with senior officials. The following decisions were taken:

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.

According to a press release released Manipur government on Thursday, till date, 1,21,625 travellers were screened and 352 put under surveillance. Up to 179 of them have completed the 28 days of surveillance, the release said.

Bhutan’s first confirmed COVID-19 case travelled from Guwahati on March 2

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.

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