IMPHAL, Aug 25 - The recovery rate of COVID-19 cases in Manipur is around 70 per cent, which is higher than the national average. The fatality rate of the State stands at 0.4 per cent, while the national average is 1.9 per cent.
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh disclosed this at a press conference held here today. Stating that out of the 1,608 active cases, he pointed out that around 800 cases are of paramilitary personnel and 800 cases are from the general population.
Biren Singh appealed to the people of the State to stop discriminating against healthcare workers who are risking their lives to save others from the pandemic. The priority of the Government is to save human lives from the dreaded disease.
�We must learn to live with the virus till a vaccine is developed,� the Chief Minister said and urged the people to obey the guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) issued by the Government. He sought the support of civil society organisatios, police, Health workers and public in combating the virus in the State.
Biren Singh said a meeting has been convened tomorrow with high-ranking officials of Central Armed Police Forces to review the measures being taken by their units to combat the spread of the disease among their personnel.