Manipur: Association suggests continuation of COVID testing at entry points

The suggestion is a consensus view of the association members in its committee meeting held on December 19.


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The Association of Premier State College Seniors, Manipur (APSCS) has suggested the continuation of COVID testing at entry points of the state until COVID vaccine arrives.

A release by the general secretary of the association AK Chisti stated that the suggestion is a consensus view of the association members in its committee meeting held on December 19.

The risk involved in discontinuation of the COVID testing at the airport and other entry points has not been measured properly since there is no guarantee that the incoming passengers are free from COVID-19, it stated.

On December 17, the state government declared that COVID-19 testing of the incoming air passengers at the Imphal International airport would be discontinued from December 18 as the percentage of air passengers testing positive for COVID-19 has reduced to about one per cent with a positivity rate below two per cent.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday, State Surveillance Officer, Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme Manipur Dr Somorjit Ningombam requested all international travellers who travelled to the state from November 25 to December 23 to call COVID Common  Control Room number 18003453818 or respective district surveillance officers in view of the detection of a new variant of SARSCOV2 virus in the United Kingdom.

First Published:Dec. 22, 2020, 9:17 p.m.

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