Manipur: Containment measures lifted from eight more areas in Thoubal

While eight more areas in Thoubal have been declared containment free, Sangaiyumpham Higher Secondary School (Block A- Ground floor) of Khangabok Assembly Constituency has been declared containment zone.

Heirok part-2 Bazar Ward No 6 is among the eight zones where containment measures have been lifted from Thoubal, Manipur on August 17, 2020 (PHOTO: IFP)

Containment measures were lifted from eight more areas in Thoubal district on Monday following the order issued by Deputy Commissioner Nongmaithem Bandana.

Seven areas were declared containment free zones on Friday.

The eight geographical areas or localities where containment measures were lifted included Wangjing Bazar, Wangjing SK Leikai, Tentha Khunou, Tentha Khongbal ward number 9, Heirok part-2 bazar ward number 6, Salungpham area, Heirok part-3 and Leirongthel area Heirok respectively. The containment measures were lifted from these zones after the concerned persons were found COVID-19 negative and put under home quarantine accordingly, the order stated.

As per the order, the containment measures were enforced in the said eight geographical areas under para 12 of ''The Manipur Epidemic Diseases, COVID 19 Regulations, 2020'' due to the detection of COVID-19 positive cases on July 21 and 29 July and August 1,2,3, and 5.

The order mentioned that the concerned persons were admitted to Covid Care Center, Thoubal on the said dates and all the remaining persons in the containment area were put under active surveillance. After following due protocol for containment and testing for the contacts,

On Friday, seven areas within the district were declared containment free, namely Ningombam Mamang leikai, Thoubal, Sabaltongba Mayai leikai, Thoubal,Two areas from Thoubal Athokpam,Wangkhem Mayai leikai Wangkhem, Amureijam leikai Wangkhem, and Hayel labuk Kabarstan leikai maning, Wangkhm respectively.

Meanwhile, Sangaiyumpham Higher Secondary School (Block A- Ground floor) of Khangabok Assembly Constituency has been declared as containment zone on Monday by an order of the Deputy Commissioner Thoubal. 

It is said in the order that the announcement was made following a report that one resident of Thoubal district who has been accommodated in the said school used as quarantine centre had been tested COVID-19 positive.

The order also stated that in view of the impending threat of COVID-19 pandemic in the area, it has become expedient to issue containment measures to prevent spread of the disease in the area.

First Published:Aug. 17, 2020, 6:17 p.m.

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