Imphal, May 31:
The number of novel Coronavirus positive cases in the state reached 71, after 9 more returnee from outside the state has been tested positive, as per report at 2.30 pm today. Total active cases stand at 60 after the recovery of 11 persons.
Of the 9 persons found positive with Novel Coronavirus today 3 (three) are from Ukhrul , 1 (one) Noney, 2 (two) from Imphal East, 2 (two) from Kangpokpi and 1(one) from Sekmai in Imphal West district.
A release from the state health department at 11 am said that of the 9 persons testing positive three females - aged 19, 21, 26 years were tested late yesterday night at the VRDL of JNIMS. Among them two are returnee from Pune and belong to Kangpokpi district and one from Delhi and she belongs to Imphal East District.
Meanwhile, amidst people’s apprehension of spreading the Coronavirus at community level, Police today caught a person who had return to Imphal from New Delhi in Air Asia flight and tried to go back to his resident without attending the quarantine center. The person is a Havildar of Assam Rifle and instead of following the advisory of the state government for mandatory quarantine he left the airport and tried to return back to his base by walking at Tiddim road Imphal. Police notice him walking with bags at Takhel Leikai area at Tiddim road. When inquired on suspicion, the person told that he return in an Imphal bound flight today from New Delhi. He further told that no person stopped him while walking out of the airport.
The person was later taken at IQC opened at HRD by the state police.
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