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Manipur tally climbs to 2,115

By Correspondent

IMPHAL, July 23 - With the detection of 55 new cases, the COVID-19 tally of Manipur today reached 2,115. The total active and recovered cases stand at 655 and 1,460 respectively, stated official sources. The recovery rate in the State is 69.03 per cent.

Out of the 55 new cases, 50 are males and five are females. They were confirmed positive at the VRDLs of the RIMS, the JNIMS, the district hospitals of Thoubal and another laboratory, stated a release issued by the COVID-19 common control centre.

The fresh cases belong to Imphal West, Kakching, Kamjong, Leimakhong Garrison, Kangpokpi, Tengnoupal, Thoubal and Ukhrul districts. All (except 12 with local contact history in Thoubal district) are returnees from other States.

In the past 24 hours, 42 cured persons were discharged from the COVID care centres at Meitram in Imphal West, Senapati, Kakching, RD Wing, Lamphel and Thoubal.

Meanwhile, the Manipur Government has issued a list of activities permitted during the seven-day total lockdown that came into force across the State on Thursday.

According to an order issued by Manipur Chief Secretary Dr J Suresh Babu, the permitted activities include essential services, cargo and goods movement, health-related activities, public utilities, agricultural activities, fisheries, animal husbandry, finance and social sector, print and electronic media, courier services, food processing units, bottled water manufacturing and distribution, construction activities, private vehicles for emergency purposes, all offices of Central and State governments offering essential services and all Treasury offices.

Retail shops dealing in essential commodities, vegetables, fruits, milk booths, poultry meat and fish will be open in all districts from 6 am to 10 am on all days except Sundays, the order said. No vehicles will, however, be allowed to ply.

Meanwhile, 69 persons were detained and 52 vehicles were seized in the State for violation of lockdown norms, stated police sources.

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