Imphal, Jan 29
Health Director Dr. K Rajo today said that there is no need to be panic over the spread of Coronavirus as there is no confirm case of any such infection in the state.
“Those under investigation in India are suspected case only and has not been confirmed of carrying the virus” Dr. Rajo said. He further said that even as the people need not panic, the state department is taking up measures to prevent spread of such virus.
Meanwhile community worker Rajit Sharma who recently went to Myanmar said that it will be wise for the government of Manipur to close the Border gate for some time until the matter about spread of Coronavirus is contained.
Myanmar being close to China and having less medical facilities may have people carrying the virus. Prevention is better than cure, he added.
Four person who returned from China suspected to be exposed to the virus are presently undergoing treatment at BMC run Kasturba Hospital in North Mumbai .
A Manipuri Lady who recently return back from Hong Kong has also been admitted at RIMS and is under observation after being suspected of infection. Total person under observation in India now reached 16. 3 are under observation in Hyderabad, 7 in Kerala, 4 in Mumbai and one in Bengaluru.
Wuhan along 12 other cities of China has been completely sealed by the Chinese authorities to stop the virus from spreading. The death toll has climbed to 80 with 2,744 confirmed cases. Over 250 to 300 Indian students are reportedly stuck in Wuhan triggering concerns over their well-being.