July 6, 2020

Manipur: 8-Year-Old Girl Tests COVID-19 Positive; State Tally At 1,366

Imphal: An eight-year-old girl, whose parents are currently undergoing treatment at RIMS for COVID-19 in Manipur, has been tested positive to the virus on Sunday while on home quarantine.

The girl is among the six fresh cases that have been detected from Imphal West district.

As per reports, the family recently returned from Delhi amid the pandemic lockdown.

Soon after the report, the district deputy commissioner, Naorem Praveen Singh, has issued an ordered and declared the girl’s locality, Thangmeiband Polem Leikai, as containment zone with immediate effect until further notice.

As per the official order, the sealing of area includes Yumnam Sagei Thongal in the north, Khoyathong Pukhri Makha road towards south, IVR (Polem Leikai Road) in the east and Goverdhon Achouba Raod in the west side.

Any person or organization found violating any of the containment measures shall be deemed to have committed an offence punishable under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), said the order.

According to DC Naorem Praveen Singh, this is the second residential area in the district which has come under surveillance and has been declared as containment zone area.

The first containment was declared after a 23-year-old girl with travel history to London was tested positive for COVID-19, the first case in Manipur.

There are other six containment zones in the Imphal district, all are institutional quarantine centers after inmates were tested positive for COVID-19.

As of Monday, the total number of confirmed cases in Manipur is 1,366. The numbers of active and recovered cases in the state are 65 and 43, respectively.

Also Read: Tinsukia Admin Issues Travel Restriction Amid Virus Scare

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