Manipur COVID-19 Free, Says CM After Discharge of Second Patient

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh said the state now has no COVID-19 active case.

Published22 Apr 2020, 07:03 AM IST
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Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Tuesday, 21 April, said the state now has no COVID-19 active case as the second coronavirus patient was discharged from hospital after he tested negative for the deadly virus.

The chief minister said that though “we have no COVID-19 active case in the state now but people should keep vigil all the time”.

“We should keep vigil all the time and understand it is a long battle against the deadly disease,” Biren Singh said while speaking during COVID-19 distribution kits to the chief medical officers of different districts at the secretariat in Imphal.

The chief minister also stressed the need for extra vigilance along the Indo-Myanmar border areas and directed DGP LM Khaute to reinforce police checkpoints at various areas, particularly those at Churachandpur district as it is vulnerable.

He said: “There will be no excuse to anyone providing sub-standard medical items to paramedics and medical staff and the frontline warriors as it is a question of human life and if one gets affected, others will get affected as well”.

Manipur had two confirmed COVID-19 cases but both the patients, a 23-year-old woman and a 65-year-old man, have recovered and have been discharged from hospital.

The 65-year-old man was discharged from RIMS on Tuesday after he tested negative for COVID-19 in consecutive tests.

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