Manipur’s first COVID-19 case was tested for second time on Monday and found negative.

The patient is likely to be discharged soon, according to official sources.

The information was shared by the Director of Jawaharlal Nehru Institite of Medical Sciences (JNIMS), Dr Th Bhimo in Imphal on Monday.

This is the second consecutive negative result, said the director of JNIMS.

The patient who was treated as per the guidelines laid down by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is likely to be discharged soon.

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For this a joint meeting will be held, he added.

Meanwhile, six more individuals were also tested and found all negative, informed COVID-19 common control room in Imphal.

A 4.7 tone consignment of the medical items consisting of PPE, Sodium hypochlorite, hand sanitizers, N-95 and triple layered mask has been brought to the State by Airforce aircraft C-130J under the initiative of the State Government

Notably, the first COVID-19 case was reported on March 24 last while the second positive case was confirmed on April 2.

Since then the first case was sent for treatment at JNIMS while second case to RIMS hospital.

In the meantime the State Government through the respective district authorities has announced to intensify the total lockdown across the State by ordering to close down markets excluding pharmacies, milk booths and newspapers hawkers.

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As part of the ongoing effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the State, the Manipur Police continue to crackdown on violators of lockdown and state’s curfew.

“During the drive since yesterday (Sunday), 1038 violators were detained along with 722 vehicles,” additional director general (L/O) of police L Kailun stated in a press release on Monday.

“They were produced before the Magistrate and fine of Rs 80,100 was collected,” he also stated.

Police have appealed to the public to follow the advice and guidelines issued by the government and stay indoors for their own safety and safety of the public.

In the meantime many individuals and organizations have contributed to Chief Minister’s COVID-19 Relief Fund.

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The Manipur Civil Service Association, officers belonging to the State’s elite civil services, have contributed a total of Rs 8.20 lakhs and donated to the Chief Minister, Manipur under COVID-19 Relief Fund of Manipur Chief Minister.

The chief minister has expressed profound thanks to all those who have contributed to the fund.

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