Surveillance team in Manipur is presently carrying out the survey in 23 villages out of 64 selected villages in four districts. The team have tested 1,518 out of 4,600 targeted samples.
COVID-19 test for incoming flight passengers from other states will be done in Guwahati Airport itself instead of Xarusajai.
A central team visited Manipur from October 28 to November 2 to monitor the condition of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Churachandpur has recorded eight new positive cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, which is mostly from local transmission.
The Union Health Ministry and ICMR have, hence, jointly written to all states and UTs and urged them to ensure that all symptomatic negative cases of RAT are mandatorily retested using the RT-PCR test.
A person, who was declared COVID-19 positive by RT-PCR test at Babina Diagnostic Centre on Tuesday, was reportedly declared COVID-19 negative following a Rapid Antigen Test conducted at RIMS casualty on the same day.
The state reported 41 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the state’s total positive cases tally to 1,366.
Health secretary Preeti Sudan and Dr Balram Bhargava, DG (ICMR) reiterate ‘test-track-treat’ as key strategy for early detection and containment of the coronavirus pandemic.
Nineteen more returnees tested positive for the virus, the state health department said