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Manipur police have begun searching for a man with fever who is missing shortly after arrival from Bengaluru.

The man was reportedly having high fever and is suspected to be a Coronavirus (COVID-19) patient.

He arrived at Moreh along Indo-Myanmar border on March 16 and is said to have been looking for a hotel room, The Hindu reported.

He could not find any since most of the hotels have been closed.

Media reports said that some hotel managers passed on the information to police when the man came searching for a room on Thursday as he appeared to be weak and having fever. The police gave instructions to hotels to detain him in case he turned up.

However, the man slipped away and volunteers and a medical team failed to trace him.

More than 1.50 lakh persons including air passengers have been screened at entry points including Moreh, Behiang, Sinzawl, Tusom, Kamjong, Mao Gate, Jiribam and the Imphal airport, but there is no confirmed case of COVID-19 in the State.

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