Imphal, Jan 6: Authorities in Manipur has issued a notification making it mandatory for all passengers entering the state to produce a negative Covid-19 test report from January 8 onwards, according to an official notification.
The Directorate of Health services issued the notification on Thursday in view of the recent surge of Covid 19 cases in some of the states. As the per the notification,, all air passengers/road passengers/or anybody entering the state should mandatorily carry negative Covid 19 RT-PCR test report done within 48 hours of arrival/entering into the State.
On Thursday, Manipur reported 59 new Covid 19 positive cases, when 2,069 samples were tested in the last 24 hours,officials said. Thus the state's total infection tally increased to 1,25,964. The total number of active cases stands at 318.
The State reported one Covid death from Imphal East district, in the last 24 hours, official sources said. Thus the state's Covid 19 death toll increased to 2,009.
On the other hand with just 10 new recoveries including 1 from home isolation in the last 24 hours, the total number of recovered COVID 19 cases in Manipur reached 1,23,639. Thus the state's recovery rate increases to 98.15 %,according to a press release signed by Dr Kh Sasheekumar Mangang, spokesperson of State health department.
Presently only 62 Covid 19 positive cases are under home isolation. Till date 14,70,621 persons were tested for COVID-19 at the various testing centres in the state, the release said.
As per latest official reports, the state has so far given 23,32,610 doses of Covid vaccines including 13,33,098 first and 9,99,512 second doses to the residents,it added.
Manipur reported it's first Covid 19 positive case on March 24 last year while the first death case due to the pandemic was reported on July 29 last year.