IMPHAL, April 1 - Ten persons from Manipur attended the religious congregation of the Tablighi Jamaat held at Nizamuddin in New Delhi from March 13 to 15, according to officials.
Confirming this, Principal Secretary (Health and Family Welfare) Vumlunmang Vualnam said that necessary tests would be conducted on those individuals.
Meanwhile, sources here said that samples of those persons had been sent for tests. Three of them have been shifted to isolation wards, while seven have been sent to a quarantine centre.
According to a press note, the COVID-19 central control room, in collaboration with the DCs and SPs of the State, has traced 14 persons who were linked to the religious conference.
�Out of them, three persons have been taken for tests and the remaining 11 will also be screened,� the note added.
Meanwhile, as per official sources, the three persons from Ukhrul district did not attend the religious event in Delhi, but they were in the vicinity of the area or had passed by the area.
Notably, 233 people have been already stationed at various quarantine centres in different districts of the State.
The first COVID-19 case in the State was reported on March 24 and the condition of the patient is said to be stable.
Schools to remain closed: The State Government has ordered that all schools and coaching centres in Manipur will continue to remain closed till further orders.
In an order issued by the Commissioner (Education-Schools) T Ranjit Singh, all schools, including government, government-aided and private, coaching centres, boarding facilities, etc., will remain closed as a precautionary measure against COVID-19.
Lockdown violators detained: Manipur Police on Wednesday detained 437 persons and seized 398 vehicles for violating lockdown restrictions, a press release stated. These persons were later produced before the magistrate and a fine amount of Rs 23,500 was collected. The police has appealed to the public to follow the guidelines of the Government and stay indoors for their own safety and safety amid the ongoing lockdown.