By M.Devanand Sharma
Imphal (Manipur) , June 1 : The districts of Thoubal and Chandel on Monday reported three positive cases each to take the total confirmed count in the state to 81. However, with 11 having recovered and discharged, the active cases stand at 70. According to COVID-19 Common Control Room, the three from Thoubal were confirmed late Sunday night at VRDL, RIMS.
The two males (23 and 22) and the female (22) are from Thoubal and had returned from Delhi, UP and Hyderabad respectively. On the other hand, the three from Chandel tested positive at VRDL, JNIMS today. All three were returnees from Delhi and were quarantined at United College, Lambung.
They have been kept at JNIMS isolation ward. The district wise number of COVID-19 cases: Churachandpur -22 (1 Recovered) Thoubal- 14 (3 Recovered) Imphal West -12 (1 Recovered)
Imphal East -6 (1 Recovered) Tengnoupal- 4 (2 Recovered) Chandel-4 Kamjong- 3 (3 Recovered)
Ukhrul -3 Kangpokpi -3 Bishnupur-3 Senapati-3 Noney- 2 Kakching-1 Jiribam-1
As a preventive measure to stop further spread of COVID-19, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said that the lockdown in the State will continue till June 30. This was stated by him during a press briefing held at Chief Minister’s Secretariat today.
Stating that lockdown is one of the preventive ways to stop further spread of the disease, Chief Minister maintained that the imposition of lockdown and curfew is to save the lives of the people.
Highlighting some of measures taken up by the government to tackle the pandemic recently, Chief Minister said that a 100 bedded dedicated COVID-19 hospital would be set up within 10 days in the State. The number of tests in the laboratories at RIMS and JNIMS has been increased to above 1000 tests per day and thermal scanners have been installed at Imphal International Airport, he added.
He stated that the government has directed the Chief Medical Officers of all districts to recruit volunteers and trained nurses.He stated that the number of Institutional and Community Quarantine centres have been increased so as to accommodate the natives returned from different states.
Urging the people not to panic of the pandemic, Chief Minister said that there is no community transmission of the disease in the State till now. He informed that around 28,000 natives who are stranded in various parts of the country have been brought back in the State during the lockdown.