Friday, Jun 5, 2020

Masks for aged, speech-and-hearing impaired launched in Imphal

"Since we mostly communicate through sign language and movement of our lips, it had been really difficult to wear a face masks."


COVID-19: Nagaland registers highest single-day spike with 22 cases

State Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom said the new cases are all returnees from Chennai.


Manipur COVID-19 updates: Three-year-old among 16 new positive cases; total tally 124

Of the total 124 COVID-19 positive cases reported in the state, 86 cases are active, the health department said.


Tamenglong: COVID-19 positive cases climb to five

Chief medical officer Tamenglong Dr Chambo Gonmei urged everyone not to discriminate against COVID-19 positive patients but give support and comfort them.


Social distancing difficult for inmates in quarantine centres

Apart from the issue of social distancing, the inmates face the problem of hygiene and sanitation problem, lack of essential items to fight the disease and poor mess management, the KSO members said.


Church donates food for frontline workers, volunteers assisting returnees in Manipur

Church members distributed vegetables to police personnel stationed at Mao gate and Tadubi police station, Senapati district food bank and medical department


Operation Namaste: Assam Rifles Manipur battle ready against Coronavirus attack

Director General, Assam Rifles, Lieutenant General Sukhdeep Sangwan visited the Headquarters Inspector General Assam Rifles (South) and briefed about Operation Namaste


1,028 returnees stranded in Guwahati amid heavy rains brought back to Manipur

The train journey of returnees to Manipur was terminated at Guwahati as incessant rains washed away the railway track between Lamding and Badarpur in Assam.


Manipur’s Pherzawl and Thoubal get new ambulances amid COVID-19 battle

Manipur Health Minister L Jayentakumar said that eight more new vehicles for the health department and new districts of the state will be reaching the state soon.


YFPHR seeks CM's intevention for more manpower at quarantine centres in Manipur

The forum urged the chief minister to intervene and increase the numbers of healthcare workers such as doctors and nurses at the quarantine centres


Assam Congress wants Health Minister Sarma to be placed in quarantine

A doctor who was present with the Assam health minister at a hospital in Kamrup during a routine visit was tested positive for COVID-19.


After over two months gap, Mizoram reports 12 new cases

According to Mizoram Health minister Dr R Lalthangliana, all the 12 individuals tested positive for COVID-19 are asymptomatic.


India
95,526 patients cured of COVID-19 in India: Union Health Ministry

The focus is to minimise the fatalities as much as possible through timely case identification and clinical management of the cases, the ministry stated.


How a lady street vendor helped COVID-19 recovered girl reach home

During these days of COVID-19 pandemic, there are stories of warriors and heroes and unsung heroes. Laibi, a street vendor in Imphal, is one among the several unsung heroes who took the trouble to take Somichon Chithung home in her humble auto.


Arunachal Pradesh reports two more COVID-19 positive cases; state tally rises to 22

The two cases are asymptomatic and are being shifted to Covid Care centre, Chief Minister Pema Khandu said in a tweet early Tuesday.


COVID-19 cases in Nagaland rise to 49 as six more persons test positive

All the six new cases are from Dimapur who had returned from Chennai,  state Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom said.


Manipur's youngest COVID-19 positive patient recovers

The youngest COVID-19 patient in Manipur, one-and-half month-old baby from Churachandpur district, has recovered and discharged from the hospital along with his mother and aunt after they tested negative.


Civil bodies draw government attention to shortages at quarantine centres

RNYO has appealed to the state government to look into shortage of security personnel, medical staff, manpower and sanitisation of quarantine centres at Noney, Nungba, Khoupum and Raengpang village.


Install COVID-19 testing labs in every district of Manipur: ZSUM

The ZSUM stated in a release that nutritious food and adequate drinking water along with sanitised toilets should be made available for all inmates in different districts.


Returnees defecate in open as toilets at quarantine centre remains non-functional

Few of the returnees who received their food in plastic packages stated that they were served food only in the evening and they were not sufficient for all the returnees.


First baby born in Kangpokpi quarantine centre named Emmanuel Quarantino

The baby boy was delivered on the Christian Pentecost Day at Emmanuel School on Sunday, hence the returnee parents named the child 'Emmanuel Quarantino'.


Girl returnee from Chennai tests positive for Coronavirus in Kamjong

The positive case has been shifted to Imphal and contact tracing is underway, informed nodal officer of Kamjong district.


COVID-19 in Assam Updates: 92 more patients discharged; 1,106 cases remain active

A total of 277 COVID-19 patients have so far been discharged from hospitals in Assam.


Nagaland: No COVID-19 case reported today

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Nagaland stands at 43 since Sunday.


Manipur Human Right Commission visits COVID-19 quarantine centres in Imphal West

The team visited the 100-bedded hospital at UNACCO School Maitram in Imphal which is being set up especially for COVID-19 patients and inspected the ongoing work.


COVID-19 in Assam: Confirmed cases rise to 1,390 as six more test positive

Of the new cases, Charaideo reported four cases while Sivsagar and Nagaon reported one case each, official sources said.


Sports
Former boxer Dingko Singh tests positive for COVID-19

The 41-year-old pugilist from Manipur, who is battling cancer, was flown to Delhi on April 25 for a radiation therapy.


Nagaland reports seven more COVID-19 cases, total cases 43

Kohima reported four cases while Dimapur reported three cases.


IFP Impact: Love from the other side of COVID-19 frontline

The labour of love began in a fashion house in Imphal as it joined the battle against the novel Coronavirus in the state.


100-bedded Covid Care Centre to be set up at UNACCO School in Imphal

The health department had proposed the centre particularly for the treatment of mild and very mild cases or persons suspected to be infected by COVID-19.


Nagaland: 11 more Chennai returnees test positive for COVID-19

Of the new cases, Dimapur reported eight cases while the other three cases were reported from Kohima.


Make returnees feel at home at quarantine centres: Social welfare minister

Minister Nemcha Kipgen held a review meeting to take stock of the situation in all the institutional quarantine centres and chalk out plans and strategies to make the returnees feel at home in their respective quarantine centres.


Girl returnee given five minutes to attend father’s funeral; family locked inside to avoid contact

A homecoming which was to be a happy one turned tragic as a returnee was greeted with the news of her father's death on reaching Manipur.


India
India's COVID-19 death toll crosses China's

With 175 new deaths, India on Friday reported a total of 4,706 deaths due to COVID-19 while China's death toll is 4,638.


COVID-19 cases in Assam surge to 880 as 24 more test positive

On Thursday, as many as 97 new cases were reported from different parts of the state, health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.


Manipur announces health insurance for COVID-19 warriors

The Manipur government has announced to an insurance scheme for healthcare workers fighting against COVID-19 under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package (PMGKP).


COVID-19 in Manipur: 11 more test positive, total cases climb to 55

One patient who was admitted in the Covid Care facility of JNIMS was discharged on Thursday after he was found COVID-19 free. With this, the number of recovered cases stood at five.


Church donates towards Manipur CM COVID-19 Relief Fund

Haipi Baptist Church in Manipur has donated Rs 30,000 to the Chief Minister’s COVID-19 Relief Fund to help in the fight against the pandemic.


There will be no shortage of PPE, says Health Minister L Jayantakumar

As COVID-19 cases in the state rise, Manipur Health Minister L Jayantakumar and Education Minister Th Radheshyam visited Thoubal District Hospital on Thursday.


India
COVID-19 in India: 13 worst hit cities constitute 70 pc of positive cases in country

The Union Cabinet Secretary on Thursday held a meeting with municipal commissioners, district magistrates of the 13 COVID-19 hit cities to take a review of the situation.


Nagaland: Nine more Chennai returnees test COVID-19 positive

Of the new cases, Dimapur reported six cases and Tuensang three case,  state Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom said.


Tamenglong puts up tough fight to remain COVID-19 free

The tireless and unwavering efforts of the district administration, security forces, churches and the public at large have enabled to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 in the district so far.


Joint committee for public awareness on COVID-19 formed

The Manipur Home Department stated that the committee was constituted to facilitate greater awareness amongst clubs, meira paibis, civil bodies and the general public on measures.


COVID-19 in Tripura: Confirmed cases rise to 242

Of the 242 COVID-19 cases, 165 patients have recovered and discharged, while three others have migrated to other states.


Nagaland: Five more returnees test positive for COVID-19

Nagaland reported five new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday taking the total number of cases in the state to nine.


Student bodies slam government on SOP for returnees to Manipur

The student bodies, including All Manipur Students Union, Manipur Students Federation, Democratic Students Association Manipur, Kangleipak Students Association, Students Union of Kangleipak and Apunba Imagi Maheirol Sinpanglup on Sunday opposed the SOP for the asymptomatic passengers as it could pose problem between the returnees and the locals.


COVID-19 Relief: Churches in Chandel, private sector in Churachandpur donate

Churches under Anal Naga Baptist Association (ANBA) donated Rs 50,000 to minister Letpao Haokip in Chandel


First quarantine centre for bus, truck drivers set up in Manipur

The quarantine centre for drivers was inaugurated at Kanan Devi Memorial School, Pangei Haotel, Imphal East. The centre has a capacity for 30 people and all food and water will be provided free.


Asymptomatic passengers to be home quarantined

All passengers should download and install AAROGYA SETU application in their mobile before travel.


COVID-19 Crisis: Requisition of buses to pick up returnees from Jiribam tough task

Six buses left Kangpokpi at 7:40 am on Saturday for Jiribam to bring back stranded people to Kangpokpi who are expected to reach Jiribam railway station in the coming few days.


Community Involvement: Braving rain and rough roads, villagers travel far to bring food for returnees in Tamenglong

People from far-flung villages in Manipur's hill district Tamenglong donate food, including fresh vegetables for those returnees who are staying in community quarantine centres in Tamenglong town.


Manipur's COVID-19 cases rise to 29 as three more returnees test positive

The number of COVID-19 active cases in Manipur rose to 25 while two returnees were discharged on Saturday


Cramped up drug rehab centres pose high risk of increasing COVID-19 spread in Manipur

The over one lakh estimated drug users in Manipur is viewed as a high risk group for COVID-19 infection as most of them tend to venture out in search for their daily fix in the absence of a drug policy or regulatory mechanism for private rehabilitation centres despite lockdown in the state.


Monitoring WATSAN activities and infection controls In community quarantine centres

Communities affected by a disaster often lack basic water and sanitation facilities. They are also likely to be traumatised and vulnerable to disease.


‘Fir Muskurayega India’ - India will Smile Again

Life can be brutal at times and get you down but you can’t be on a life journey without getting through some tough times.


COVID-19: Preventing community spread is primary task, says CM Biren

The number of COVID-19 positive cases among incoming returnees in Manipur is increasing


Clubs in Manipur call for collective fight against COVID-19

The Manipur government needs to declare what it wants from the people following new developments, says All Manipur United Clubs Organisation (AMUCO)


Tungjoy quarantine huts begin functioning

The village in Manipur hills has arranged a pickup truck which is driven by drivers equipped with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to transport the returnees after they undergo screening at Mao


India
COVID-19 Lockdown: Delhi Manipuri Society extends help to people stranded in national capital

DeMaS stated that it stepped up to extend help as it received requests from various Manipuri students and families from multiple locations in Delhi.


Nearly 40 inmates discharged from community quarantine centre of Sagolband

Sagolband MLA RK Imo Singh wished them a good health and gifted them tree saplings, masks and a hand sanitizer.


Tungjoy villagers build 80 quarantine huts in a day

Lauding the villagers for their work through Facebook, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Tuesday said, “I salute the Poumai tribe for their discipline and hard work and it is a commendable job by the villagers”


Good Samaritans bring smiles to hundreds of stranded Manipuris in Delhi

As many as 400 people were provided free essential items as the relief distribution for stranded Manipuris in Delhi.


Coronavirus: Nagas in Manipur show solidarity with China at Lui-Ngai-Ni festival in Ukhrul

Guru Rewben Mashangva enthralled the congregation with a special number, “China be strong, be strong Wuhan”.


Timely community participation helps fight Coronavirus threat in Manipur’s Kangpokpi

Deeply embedded sense of community participation among the residents of Kangpokpi town in Manipur has been helping to ward off the spread of Coronavirus in the district


Delhi student returnees irked by mismanagement of quarantine centres

“We returned to Manipur expecting better system and systematic arrangement in an organised manner but with the experience,we are giving a second thought about the return journey.”


Villagers build COVID-19 quarantine centres for over 4,680 returnees to Meghalaya

In Shillong, Nongmensong has set up two quarantine centres – St Claret’s School and St Jerome’s School in the locality, while a similar initiative is on under Sohiong constituency, East Khasi Hills