The Manipur government has issued an order making it mandatory for people to produce a Covid-19 negative report before entering the state.

The order has been issued in view of the rapid spread in Covid-19 cases in India.

Although the situation in the Northeast including Manipur has not deteriorated as in other states of the country, there has been a spike in Covid-19 cases in all the seven Northeastern states.

“All persons entering Manipur, whether by air or by road, and irrespective of place of origin, shall be allowed entry only on mandatory production of a negative RT-PCR/TrueNat/CB-NAAT COVID-19 test report taking within 72 hours from arrival in Manipur,” the order issued by the Manipur government stated.

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A total of 18 people tested positive for Covid-19 in Manipur during the past 24 hours.

With this, the total number of positive cases has reached 29,579, of which 141 active cases.

The disease has claimed 376 lives in Manipur so far.

Most of the people testing positive recently are passengers arriving in Manipur from other states badly hit by the second wave of Covid-19.

Moreover, the Manipur government has also asked the Army and CRPF units posted in the state to get their personnel tested for the novel coronavirus.

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