Imphal: A mass Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) for Covid-19 continued in rural areas under the Sekmai Assembly constituency. A total of over 3000 tests, the fastest in Manipur so far, have been conducted and among them, 323 people have confirmed positive, said the office of MLA H Dingo Singh here on Sunday.
Last week, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh announced an ‘Aggressive Mass Covid-19 Testing drive in Imphal West’, with an aim of early detection and early medication to flatten the Covid-19 curve.
However, the augmented mass testing drive in the Assembly constituency was already started on 14 May 2021 from the Hindi Secondary School, Kanglatongbi under the guidance of MLA H Dingo.
The testing drive has been conducted at Kadangband, Khurkhul, Tera Urak, Sanjenbam, Lairen Sajik villages so far.
A representative of MLA Dingo informed The North East Affairs that the drive, which has now entered phase 22, will cover the entire villages of the assembly constituency in the coming days.
On Saturday, hundreds of villagers from remote areas came for the Covid test at Lairen Shajik village and Tera Urak village.
In some cases, young people were seen carrying their parents to the Covid testing centres and those who could not afford to visit the centres were provided vehicles.
On the other hand, MLA Dingo has expressed his sincere gratitude to the people of Constituency for their active participation in the testing drive and said this is the only way to contain the spread of virus.
The same mass testing drive will be held at Loitang Khunou LP School on Monday, said the representative.