31 co-passengers of Manipur’s 2nd positive patient have no Covid-19 symptoms
Imphal, April 3 (EMN): Thirty oneco-passengers of the Manipur’s second Covid-19 patient, who had travelled in a flight from Delhi to Imphal on March 11, were found to be free of coronavirus symptoms, said the state Covid-19 Common Control Room on Friday.
‘All the 31 high risk co-passengers have been able to contacted and they were found to be free from symptoms. However, they will continue self-quarantine at their respective home and will be put under surveillance as per protocol,’ it informed.
Following the confirmation of the positive case of Covid-19 in the state, Thoubal district surveillance team carried out a search of symptomatic cases, however, no symptomatic case has been detected in the locality.
Another 18 close contact persons of the patient were sent for testing at JNIMS in Imphal and the test result were found negative. They will continue to be at the quarantine centre, officials said.
NEC releases INR 3 cr. to Manipur to fight against Covid-19
The North Eastern Council (NEC) on Friday released INR 3 Crore, a normative share, to the Government of Manipur to fight the Covid-19 outbreak.
On March 27, Minister of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Dr. Jitendra Singh during the meeting of the NEC held through Video Conferencing, announced that the DoNER/NEC will provide support of INR 25 Crore to the north-eastern states in support of their efforts to fight the outbreak.
The amount released is in the nature of an untied fund, which can be utilized as gap funding on activities relating to Covid-19 pandemic not covered under existing Central packages, an update from the NEC said.
Stating that the flexibility of untied funds would enable the state to respond effectively in a timely manner as per the situation on the ground, it further said that the release amount is an additional funds allocated by the Ministry of DoNER/NEC to the state of Manipur under existing schemes.
DoNER Minister Jitendra said that efforts will be made to ensure that the north-eastern states are supported in this hour of need, particularly related to medical needs and essential commodities.