In view of the surge in Covid-19 cases, the Manipur government has made it mandatory for people to produce Covid-19 test negative reports for entering the state from Saturday.

“…all air passengers/road passengers/or anybody entering the state should mandatorily carry negative Covid 19 RT PCR test report done within 48 hours of arrival/entering into the state,” said K Rajo Singh, director, health services, Manipur, in a notification on Thursday.

The state government issued the order after the state reported 59 Covid-19 cases taking Manipur’s Covid tally to 1, 25,964.

Manipur has 318 active cases and has so far reported 2,009 Covid-19 related fatalities.

The State has a recovery rate of 98.15%. As many as 62 Covid-19 cases were under home isolation in the state.

Twelve people were fined Rs 2,100 on Thursday for not wearing face masks in public places, spitting in public, and violating other Covid-19 guidelines.

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