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Manipur reports this year’s highest single day spike with 259 infections


Vaccination, COVID negative report must to meet CM Biren; entry permission for submitting representations to the chief minister has also been restricted

TFM Desk

The Covid-19 situation worsened in Manipur with 259 fresh cases, this year highest single day spike, and two deaths reported in the past 24 hours. The active cases in the state now stand at 1,230.

Of the 259 new cases, 252 persons (163 male, 89 female) are from the general population and seven personnel are from the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF). The total caseload has now reached 31,001 (General Population 27,467 and Central Security Personnel 3,534), according to the COVID-19 Common Control Room.

The positive cases from the general population were detected from Imphal West (94), Imphal East (76), Churachandpur (27), Bishnupur (20), Thoubal (11), Kakching (7), Senapati (6), Ukhrul (4), Kangpokpi (3), Chandel (2), Jiribam (1), and Tengnoupal (1).

The two persons who died in the last 24 hours were aged 76 years (male, Imphal East) and 52 years (male, Imphal West) who died at JNIMS and RIMS Hospital respectively. The death toll has now reached 395.

Air passengers who travelled to the state on (i) 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.

As per the latest information, 1,47,012 individuals have been vaccinated in the state and 14.78 crores in the country.

On the other hand, India reported 3.6 lakhs new cases and 3293 deaths on Wednesday, according to the Union Health Ministry. There are 29,78,709 active cases in the country.

Meanwhile, in view of the rapidly rising COVID-19 positive cases in the state, precautionary steps are required to be taken to “ensure smooth functioning’ of the office of the chief minister of Manipur.

According to an office memo issued by secretary to the chief minister Ningthoujam Geoffrey on Wednesday, visitors seeking an audience with the CM will necessarily obtain prior permission from secretary to chief minister, Manipur. Entry into the office premises may be denied if prior permission has not been obtained.

Under no circumstances will any person without a mask be permitted entry in the CM Office Complex.

Visitors seeking an audience with the CM are advised to get themselves vaccinated as per applicable norms of State/Central Govt. In this regard, prior to seeking appointment, proof of such vaccination may be sought by this office before giving appointment.

Visitors who have been granted appointment will necessarily be required to submit a negative COVID test report taken in the last 72 hours prior to date/time of appointment, before being allowed to meet the CM.

In case, appointment is sought for a group of persons, the size of such group shall preferably be restricted to three or such lesser number of persons.

Visitors who have been given an appointment are advised to refrain from bringing gifts in any form.

No entry will be permitted for the purpose of submitting representations. All representations will be received at the Dak Counter (General Section), the office memo stated.

Query and follow up on letter/representation will be entertained telephonically only (Phone number 0385-2450048/2450137).

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