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The Manipur government is planning to reimpose lockdown in the state in the wake of a sharp spike in the number of Covid-19 positive cases.

Chief minister N Biren Singh on Monday said the state government is discussing the possibility of the imposition of a state-wide total lockdown to prevent the spread of the viral infection.

A decision to this effect will be taken in a couple of days, said an official. The chief minister said the situation in the past few days is quite alarming in the state.

He said that the government has identified the affected areas and pockets.

Total lockdown would be imposed in these areas to prevent further spread, Singh added.

The cumulative number of deaths in the state is 117 while the number of active and recovered cases is 3,748 and 11,913 respectively.

With the recovery of 172 patients in the past 24 hours, the recovery rate in the state is 75.50 percent.

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