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The Manipur government has asked 31 people to report to the Control Room set up to deal with coronavirus cases.

These people had travelled on a flight from Delhi to Imphal on March 21 along with the state’s second Covid-19 infected man.

The 31 people, including 14 women, are considered as “high risk” as they were in close proximity with the 65-year-old man, said an official statement.

He attended a congregation at Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi last month and arrived at Imphal on March 21 in a flight.

Nizamuddin Markaz has been blamed for the recent spurt in Covid-19 cases across the country.

The elderly man had reportedly undergone treatment in a private hospital in Imphal East district before his condition was known to the authorities.

15 employees of the healthcare unit have been tested as well, officials said.

The man, a resident of Lilong area of Thoubal district, is now undergoing treatment at the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Imphal.

The Thoubal district administration has sealed the geographical area of Lilong, banning entry and exit of people, to avoid spread of novel coronavirus.

Currently, 232 people have been put in quarantine in the state.


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