Imphal West in Manipur and Aizawl West in Mizoram are the only two districts from the northeast to have entered into the orange zone from red zone category of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Orange zone means in the last 14 days neither of the districts reported any positive COVID-19 case.
With no positive cases in the next 14 days, both the districts will enter in to the green zone when they will be announced as COVID-19 infection-free area.
These two districts from the northeast, however, included amongst 27 districts from 17 states across India entering into the orange zone.
“No positive COVID-19 cases have been reported from 17 districts across India and Imphal West in Manipur and Aizawl West in Mizoram are also included,” said Lav Aggrawal, joint secretary in the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Meanwhile, the Health Ministry has issued a detailed guideline to all the States / UTs on enabling delivery of essential health care services to meet the unprecedented demand on the current healthcare system during the outbreak.
These services include maternal child health, prevention and management of communicable health diseases, treatment of chronic diseases to avoid complications and addressing emergencies.
It is also been advised that these services should be provided while ensuring safety for healthcare workers.
Besides COVID-19 dedicated facilities, remaining facilities shall continue providing such services with the help of Not for profit and the private sector.
Tele-health services should be promoted to prevent overcrowding.
As of Thursday, 12,380 confirmed cases and 414 deaths for COVID-19 have been reported in the country.
As many as 1489 persons have been cured/discharged after recovery.
Case Fatality Rate (CFR) of COVID-19 cases in India is 3.3 per cent. The percentage of people recovered, so far, is 12.02 per cent.