IMPHAL, May 15 - A community quarantine centre in Imphal East district was sealed after a man who was lodged in the facility, tested positive for COVID-19, an official said today .
Imphal East DC Rangitabali Waikhom said the Jamia Galina Aziz Girls� School, a designated quarantine centre, was declared a containment zone and the building completely sealed as per the Manipur Epidemic Diseases COVID-19 Regulations 2020.
The order issued by the DC said �the said building is completely sealed and any person/institution/ organisation found violating any of the containment norms shall be deemed to have committed an offence punishable under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code.� People are prohibited from entering the building, it said.
A 31-year-old man who had been quarantined in the centre since May 13, tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday. The patient is now lodged at an isolation ward of the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences here. He had come from Mumbai along with four others in a hired vehicle and reached the State on May 13.
A Health Department release said contact tracing of the patient has already started.
Meanwhile, Manipur Police has detained 870 persons and seized 696 vehicles for violating lockdown norms in the State. All the detained persons were produced before courts and a fine of Rs 1.03 lakh was imposed on them, a statement issued by Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) L Kailun said.
The ADGP said the police would continue to take legal action against lockdown violators under the National Disaster Management Act 2005. � PTI