Workers cleaning and sterilising streets, footpaths and railings in public areas in Imphal Credit: EastMojo image

Imphal: Amid the first confirmed case of coronavirus in Manipur of a 23-year-old girl testing positive on Tuesday, the state government is putting an all-out effort to prevent probable spread of COVID-19 in the region.

City workers along with Manipur Police personnel are engaged in spraying disinfectants on streets leading to major markets, including the Ima Keithel, in Imphal as precautionary measure to combat the transmission of coronavirus.

Authorities have also cleaned and sterilised the streets, footpaths and railings in the public areas as well as removed waste dumped on roads, said reports.

Similar work were also reported from various localities where locals sanitised their surroundings, including cleaning of drainage, maintaining hygiene in their home premises.

Acknowledging the work done by the people, chief minister N Biren Singh on Thursday took to his Twitter handle and said, “Day and night sanitation works are going on with added efforts by our dedicated staff at Imphal city and other district HQs to combat the coronavirus/COVID-19.”

Salute to these people, he added.

Moreover, the state government has already set up a common control room for round-the-clock vigil at the chief minister’s secretariat complex to give services to the people in the state to combat the outbreak of the deadly disease.

As per official statement, one may call on the helpline number 1800-345-3818 for any assistance related to COVID-19.

So far, the state has tested 24 samples for coronavirus, of which one tested positive.

As per state officials, as many as 486 people who came from COVID-19 affected countries or states were put under home surveillance.

Altogether, 312 passengers completed their quarantine period without showing any signs of coronavirus symptoms, officials added.

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