Imphal March 28
No new cases of COVID-19 in Manipur have been detected in the last few days after a first positive case of it was detected on 24th March, according to a daily report released by Health Department, Government of Manipur.
A total of 486 individuals are placed under surveillance by contact tracing and no individual remains to be traced. The lone COVID-19 positive individual condition is now improving and showing signs of improvement, a source said.
Meanwhile, a photo widely circulated in the social media alleging to be the positive patient posing for a photo with two doctors was found to be false and was debunked by the Director of JNIMS. The alleged photo where the one in the middle is a resident doctor and she took the photo before entering COVID-19 ward, where the lone positive patient is undergoing treatment. In this regard, Cyber Crime of Manipur has taken up a case and one admin of a page was arrested in this regard, after a complaint was filed by the Director of JNIMS, said a source.
Taking in view of the seriousness of the Pandemic COVID-19, Manipur Police has beefed up precautionary measures in the state and people coming out without valid reason were made to turn back. Also, many were detained by the Police for breaking the curfew imposed in the valley area.
On the other hand, an order released by the Chief Secretary of Manipur Dr.J. Suresh Babu that wholesale markets will be allowed to open tomorrow for the retailers for procuring commodities for their retail shops. Retail shop owners can obtain the requisite permit from the respective Deputy Commissioner and vehicles required for carrying the goods should carry the original permit issued in this regard and no individual public sales are allowed, said the order.