COVID-19 positive case detected in Tamenglong vegetable market

Manipur: The medical team on Tuesday conducted random testing at women’s vegetable market in Tamenglong.

One woman vegetable vendor was found COVID-19 positive on Tuesday during random testing carried out by the medical department at women’s market in Tamenglong district.

With suspicion of local transmission of COVID-19 in Tamenglong district headquarters, random testing was conducted on Tuesday at women’s market in Tamenglong for vegetable vendors and shopkeepers.

The medical team led by district immunization officer, Dr Sunil Kamei, district malaria officer, Dr Felix Kamei and district AIDS control officer, Dr Majachungliu Gracy collected more than one hundred samples and tested for COVID-19.

The medical team has able to collect as many as 106 samples from vegetable vendors and shop keepers where one woman vegetable vendor got confirmed positive among two suspicious persons.

With the detection of COVID-19 positive on Tuesday, COVID-19 in Tamenglong district has surged to 364 total positive cases, in which 336 cases had recovered. As many as 28 COVID-19 positive patients, excluding one minor child, are active cases in Tamenglong COVID Care Centre at Mini Secretariat Complex, Tamenglong.

First Published:Sept. 23, 2020, 9:08 a.m.

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