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Containment zone declaration for Senapati district extended till June 6


The numbers of Covid-19 positive persons has been on the rise over the last few days despite the utmost precautionary measures being taken up within the district jurisdiction.

By Solomon Sha, TFM Senapati Represenative

The containment zone order which came into effect from 3 pm of May 22 and that expired on May 29 has been extended till June 6 until further orders, according to the order issued on May 29 by district magistrate Senapati district Manipur Mahesh Chaudhari.

The containment zones include Senapati headquarter Maram town area, Tadubi town area, and Mao town area.

Stating the reasons for extension of containment zone in the district, the order said that the numbers of Covid-19 positive persons have been on the rise over the last few days despite utmost precautionary measures being taken up within the district jurisdiction.

The order also stated that as per the findings of the medical department and observing the trend of positive persons being detected, from persons within the market area and other locations of the district even when a person who has not travelled out of the district, it has become extremely difficult to do contact tracing of all possible contacts of the positive persons.

During this containment zone declaration period in the district, the earlier order of exempted activities remains the same.     

3 arrested for using fake covid-19 negative reports

Meanwhile, three persons were arrested by the medical officer (sub-district hospital stationed at Mao gate) for producing fake covid-19 negative reports on May 28. The three accused persons were identified as David D (33 years) R/O Phuba Khuman village, Hriivei (34 years) R/O Khamsom Makha and H Daliinii Chao (29 years) R/O Thingba Khunou all from Senapati district and presently residing at district headquarters. 

The accused were traveling with fake covid-19 negative reports from Senapati to Dimapur and Dimapur to Senapati on May 27 and 28. The notification issued by DC/district magistrate Senapati district Mahesh Chaudhari had stated that all the accused were imposed a fine of Rs 2,000 as penalty for violation of guidelines under “The Manipur Epidemic Diseases (Enforcement of covid-19 guidelines) regulation, 2020” and they must execute a bond, with sureties for their good behaviour for a period of 6 months under section 110 of Cr.P.C. 1973 before the executive magistrate. The district administration has now appealed to all the citizens to discourage such an activity in future.   

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