Manipur's baby Quarantino tests negative for Coronavirus

Fifty-three inmates from Emmanuel School, Haipi, Kangpokpi, including Quarantino and his parents, have been discharged after their test samples were found negative for COVID-19 on Thursday.

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Manipur’s first quarantined baby - Emmanuel Quarantino – and his parents have tested negative for Coronavirus and discharged from the institutional quarantine centre, health authorities stated on Thursday.

Baby boy Quarantino and his parent along with other inmates were being monitored at Emmanuel School, Haipi, one of the designated district institutional quarantine centres at Kangpokpi.

Altogether, 53 inmates from Emmanuel School, Haipi including Quarantino’s parents were released on Thursday after their sample tests were found negative for coronavirus. The released inmates were advised ‘14 day’s isolation’ at a community quarantine centre or home quarantine, the health authorities stated.

Quarantino and his parents were reportedly being kept at the community quarantine centre at Salem Veng in Ward No IX, Kangpokpi.

Doctor advised the authority concerned to shift them to home quarantine considering the inconveniences to be faced by the couple with the baby.

Apart from the 53 inmates at Emmanuel School Haipi, another 22 inmates from EMRS, Gamnom Saparmeina and 12 inmates from Manipur Theological College, Mission Campus, Ward No 10 were discharged today after their sample results were found negative.

According to the medical department source, altogether around 400 of them whose sample results are found negative from various institutional quarantine centres have been discharged till today.

Meanwhile, district magistrate Kangpokpi, Somorjit Salam issued separate orders declaring BIET Centre, Leikop institutional quarantine centre, Damdei Christian College, Taloulong institutional quarantine centre and Goma Devi High School, Toribari institutional quarantine centre as containment zone and adequate measures have been promptly taken up.

The authority has declared that any person, organisation, institution found violating any of the measures announced earlier will be deemed to have committed an offence punishable under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code.

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First Published:June 5, 2020, 8:03 a.m.

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