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A total of 84 people are staying in the quarantine centres opened by the Manipur government to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic in the State while 319 have completed quarantine, according latest status update report on Covid-19.

So far 425 persons were tested for the dreaded disease, says the latest report issued by state surveillance officer Dr L Tomcha Khuman of Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme on Sunday.

A total of nine persons including three at Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) and six at Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) were tested for Covid-19 on April 26 alone.

On the other altogether 1,95,754 persons were screened when they arrived at main entry points of the state including Mao in Senapati district, Jiribam in Jiribam district, Kamjong in Kamjong district, Jessami and Tusom in Ukhrul district, Moreh in Tengnoupal district, Behiang in Churachandpur district and Sinzawl in Pherzawl district and Airport.

However after the closing of the airport for passenger aircrafts, Mao and Jiribam become the two main entry points of the state.

On April 26 alone, 353 including 342 drivers and handymen besides 11 patients and relatives were screened at Mao,84 drivers and handymen at Jiribam and 2 drivers and handymen at Jessami.

It may recalled that the two COVID-19 cases of the state which were reported on March 24 and April 2 respectively have been discharged from the respective hospitals after giving treatment at the JNIMS and RIMS hospitals in Imphal on April 12 and April 21.

Even though there is no report of new COVID-19 positive case since then, the state authority continues to take up various measures across the state particularly at the important entry points and porous international border.

The vigil and necessary step along the Churachandpur sector of the Indo-Myanmar international border has been taken up by erecting 200 metre long barb-wire fencing in Churachandpur sector of the Indo-Myanmar border to prevent movement of people along the border to control spread of dreaded virus in the State.

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