People stay indoors as complete lockdown gets underway in Manipur
Imphal, July 24 (EMN): The complete lockdown which was in force from 2 pm of July 23 across the state was total on Friday as people stayed indoors.
Almost all roads leading to the state capital wore a desolate look throughout the day while a few pharmacies were open during the day. In the morning, few retail shops were seen open in some localities of the town.
The seven-day complete lockdown was imposed by the state authority after the chief minister chaired cabinet meeting on Wednesday.
The total number of positive cases for Covid-19 in Manipur reached 2,146 while the total active and recovered cases stand at 655 and 1491, an official source said on Friday.
In the past 24 hours, 31 persons including 29 males, two females, were confirmed as new Covid-19 positive cases at Virus Research & Diagnosis Laboratories of RIMS (Regional Institute of Medical Sciences-11), JNIMS (Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences-5), District Hospitals of Jiribam (11), Thoubal (4), said an official press release from the state authority.
They belong to the districts of Churachandpur (1), Imphal east (1), Imphal west (11), 37th Assam Rifles Jiribam (11), Thoubal (5) and Ukhrul (2). They are being shifted to Covid care facilities.
All necessary medical precautionary measures like containment and contact tracing are in place, the release said.
In the past 24 hours, 31 persons have been discharged from Covid care centres at Meitram in Imphal west (2), Senapati (5), Kakching (3), RD wing, Lamphel (5), Thoubal (2) and Covid care facilities at RIMS (4) and JNIMS (13) after they were found Covid-19 free on RT PCR test. With the latest development, the recovery rate is 69.47 percent.
In another development, 227 persons and 23 vehicles were detained in the state for violating lockdown norms and fined a sum of INR 8,100 as per law, said a state police department source.
As of Friday, 314,672 people were screened at various entry points of the state while 75,932 samples were tested for Covid-19, according to the latest report of the state surveillance officer of the integrated disease surveillance programme. As per the report, 59,124 people have completed their quarantine while 2,891 were still at various quarantine centres in the state.