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Manipur COVID-19: Greater Imphal declared containment zone for seven days, state hits grim milestone of 400 deaths


As this year’s highest one day spike, 314 fresh cases were reported on Thursday, taking the total caseload to 31,315

TFM Desk

As Manipur witnessed rapid surge in the number of positive cases, the state government declared the whole of Greater Imphal as containment zone, with immediate effect and will remain in force for seven days, suspending all activities and movement of persons, except for essential services and some activities.

An order issued by the Home Department stated that the decision was taken after careful consideration in view of the increase in number of persons infected by COVID-19 that is continuing to grow rapidly in many parts of the state.

The permitted activities during the period are:

·        Movement of goods vehicles including vehicle carrying oxygen/oxygen cylinders.

·        All healthcare facilities including animal healthcare, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and movement of healthcare workers.

·        All pharmacies and including those selling veterinary medicines.

·        All persons going for COVID-19 vaccination, COVID testing and medical emergencies.

·        All employees and personal staff working in Home, Health, Relief & DM, Police departments and District Administration (all other offices in Greater Imphal area to remain closed).

·        All personnel deployed for providing essential services like drinking water, power, fire fighting, waste/garbage collection, ATM services.

·        All vegetable, fish/meat vendors (except in Ima Keithel), milk booths from 6 am to 10 am while maintaining physical distancing.

·        All local grocery stores including animal feed shops for purchase by locals from 6 am to 10 am.

·        Wholesale shops in Imphal may open at the rate of one in three shops on rotation from 6 am to 10 am.

·        Petrol pumps will remain open as usual, while ensuring there is no crowding.

·        All establishments and personnel relating to electronic and print media, telecom service providers.

·        Imphal airport will remain open and movement of staff and passengers will be permitted.

·        Hotels for lodging will be allowed to remain open with minimum staff. But restaurants will remain closed.

·        Food delivery service providers and groceries delivery service providers are permitted.

Deputy Commissioners of Imphal West and Imphal East and Superintendents of Police of Imphal West and Imphal East will take necessary action to implement the orders, stated the order issued by the Home Department.

Meanwhile, Manipur reached the grim milestone of 400 deaths as five deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.

As this year’s highest one day spike, 314 fresh cases were reported on Thursday, taking the total caseload to 31,315. There are 1,225 active cases in the state.

The five deceased were aged 62 years ( male, Imphal East), 54 years (male, Bishnupur), 78 years (male, Imphal East), 70 years (female, Imphal West) and 76 years (female, Imphal West), who expired at Raj Medicity (3), JNIMS (1) and RIMS (1) Hospital respectively, according to COVID-19 Common Control Room.

Imphal West reported the highest number of new cases with 128 cases on Thursday, followed by Imphal East (77), Kakching (29), Bishnupur (14), Churachandpur (14), Kangpokpi (13), Thoubal (11), Tamenglong (4), Senapati (3), Noney (2), and Ukhrul (1).

Air passengers who travelled to the state on April 25, 2021 by Indigo Flight 6E-6181 in rows 16-21 and 6E-21 in rows 29-35 have been instructed to inform the Common Covid Control Room 18003453818 or respective District Surveillance Officers (DSO) immediately.

Results of 2,579 tests were received on Thursday. There are 872 positive patients in home isolation at the moment.

As per the latest information, 1,59,860 individuals have been vaccinated in the state, out of which 67,048 have received the second dose.

Under the Master Plan for Greater Imphal published in the Extraordinary Gazette notification dated 5. September, 1994, Imphal East covers: Luwangsangbam Ashiloklen, Matai, Achanbigei, Kontha Khabam, Lamlongei, Kontha Ahallup, Kairang(Meitei), Konsam Leikai, Lairikyengbam Leikai, Laipham Siphai, Moirang Kampu, Bashikhong, Top Dusara, Top Dusara(Imphal), Laingampat, Ningthoubung, Chingangbam Leikai, Khaidem Leikai, Khongkham Leikai, Porompat, Khurai Khongnangmakhong, Top Naoria, Kshetrigao, Naharup, Kongba Nongthongbam Leikai, Ganga Pat, Keikhu Hao, Thangbrijou, Uckeckon Khunou, Ucheckon, Maning Pat, Nadeibam Leikai, Khongan, Torban (Kshetri Leikai), Luwangei, Thongju, Kitnapanung, Loumanbi, Wangkhei Loumanbi, Takhok Awang, Bamon Kampu, Machahal, Kiyamgei, Kajipat.

As per the Master Plan for Greater Imphal, Imphal West covers: Ghari, Langjing Part-II, Langjing Part-I, Takyel, Iroisemba, Metei Langol, Bijoygovinda, Lamjaotongba, Sagolband, Sangaiprou Maning, Lanthabal Kunja, Langthabal Mantrikhong, Meitram, Malom Tulihal, Malom Tuliyaima, Ningombam, Langthabal Lep, Mongsangei, Sangaiprou Mamang, Heinou Khongnembi, Naoriya Pakhanglakpa, Maibam Leikai, Sorokhaibam Leikai, Ahongsangbam Leikai, Oinam Thingel (Khongnangpheidekpi), Laiphrakpam Leikai, Naorem Leikai, Oinam Leikai.

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