Door-to-door Random Covid testing from July 10, Strict Night Curfews, No family members to assist COVID patients at CCCs and Hospitals, Government to provide meals to COVID-19 patients
With the continuous spike of COVID Positivity rate as high as above 19 per cent on July 8, Manipur Government has come up with some new measures to curb the pandemic after a thorough discussion with the relevant health experts. Health officials will visit every household and conduct random COVID-19 testing of at least one family member from tomorrow onwards. If any family member was found to be infected then all the remaining family members will also be tested for COVID-19. Manipur Government is also enforcing night curfews strictly with certain relaxations during day time.
Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren made the announcement during an inspection of the two-day-mass covid vaccination camp for women vendors of the three Ima Markets and one temporary market which began today. District Administration, Imphal West and Chief Medical Officer, Imphal West organised the camp at the ground floor of the Ima Market No-3. It maybe mentioned that Government has recently announced that only vaccinated vendors or vendors who are regularly tested negative for COVID-19 will be allowed to sit in the said markets when markets reopen. The Chief Minister informed that no family members or attendants will be allowed to support or assist those patients who are undergoing treatment at Covid Care Centres and hospitals, adding that government will provide meals for the patients.
Advisor to CM (Health) Dr. Sapam Ranjan, Principal Secretary (Health) V. Vumlunmang, DC Imphal West Th. Kirankumar, Director (MAHUD) Th. Harikumar, Chief Medical Officer, Imphal West, officials of Health department accompanied the Chief Minister during the inspection. Later, Chief Minister Biren also inspected the mass vaccination drive at Ibemcha High School, Khabam and Mongjam Community Hall, Imphal East.