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Breaking: Manipur Reports 3 more Cases of Covid-19; Total Climbs to 7

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  16 May 2020 4:50 PM GMT

Guwahati: Amid the return of stranded people, Manipur has reported three more cases of the Covid-19, taking the tally of cases to 7.

Earlier in the day, a female, aged 71, and her son, aged 48, were tested at the RIMS and tested positive. They belong to a group of 36 people who returned from Mumbai on May 8 by bus and reached their native state on May 13. The duo has reportedly been admitted to the RIMS and contact tracing has been initiated.

Later in the day, another female, aged 22, was tested positive after being tested at the JNIMS. She was quarantined at the community quarantine centre (ST, Stephen School), Saikot. She had reportedly developed fever on May 14 and was taken to the District Hospital of Churachandpur and was admitted in the COVID-19 isolation facility.

Meanwhile, the District Administration of Churachandpur has ordered to closed all shops and market place. The Police has announced the same through PA system across the district. Loitering in and around the town is also prohibited.

It may be recalled that yet another case was detected earlier today. Khoirom Sasheekumar Mangang, additional director and spokesperson of the state health department, said in a statement that the fourth positive case, confirmed on May 15, is a nursing professional who returned from Kolkata recently amid the return of locals who have been stranded in other states amid the lockdown.

The patient is now admitted in JNIMS (Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences), where the third person is also being treated.

The statement said that "all the close contacts of these two active cases are under close surveillance and all other necessary precautionary measures (have been) put in place." The statement further informed that till date, 1,900 samples have been tested, and only four samples have been tested positive.

The first two patients were discharged from Manipur Hospitals on April 12 and 21 last and the third case was reported after an interval of 3 weeks on Thursday. Meanwhile, the state administration is awaiting the arrival of 'special trains' ferrying Manipur residents from Bengaluru and Vadodara.

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