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Manipur govt announces door-to-door Covid testing

Manipur Chief Minister says night curfew will be more vigilant

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Imphal: Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh Friday announced that health officials would visit every household and conduct random COVID-19 testing of at least one member of the family. N. Biren Singh further stated that if one person of a family was infected then all the family members would also be tested. 

The Chief Minister stated this during an inspection of a two-day mass vaccination camp for women vendors of three Ima Keithels and one temporary market held at Ima Market No. 3 of Khwairamband Keithel. 

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He also said that these measures had been decided after a thorough discussion with experts and health officials. An official order would be issued shortly in this regard, he added. 

Maintaining that the government would take up stringent preventive measures to contain the spread of the COVID-19 disease in the State, the Chief Minister said that night curfew would be clamped with strict vigilance with certain relaxations during day time. 

Briefing the media persons, the Chief Minister informed that no family members/attendants would be allowed to support or assist the patients who are undergoing medical treatment at Covid Care Centres (CCCs) and hospitals. No family members would be required to provide meals for patients at hospitals/CCCs as meals would be provided by the government, he added.

Seeking support and co-operation of the public in the fight against COVID-1he appealed to the people to come out and get vaccinated for protection against the dreaded disease.  

Advisor to CM (Health) Dr. Sapam Ranjan Singh, Principal Secretary (Health) V. Vumlunmang, DC Imphal West Th. Kirankumar, Director (MAHUD) Th. Harikumar, Chief Medical Officer, Imphal West, officials of the Health Department and others were present during the inspection.

The two-day mass vaccination camp for Ima market vendors on 9th and 10th July, 2021 is organized by District Administration, Imphal West and Chief Medical Officer, Imphal West.  

Later, the Chief Minister also inspected the mass vaccination drive being conducted at Ibemcha High School, Khabam and Mongjam Community Hall, Imphal East.

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