Deliberately exposing the young and healthy adults to the virus while protecting the vulnerable population is a morally repugnant as well as a costly (in terms of human lives) option, writes Debananda S Ningthoujam
In all, 6,614 more COVID-19 patients in the world succumbed to the illness on Sunday.
Random Musing: The column reviews the status of Covid-19 infections globally, the possible surge of cases in winter, the reported cases of Covid-19 re-infections, the possible delays in vaccine development and the Covid fatigue worldwide especially India (including Manipur).
"COVID-19 No Tolerance Fortnight" to begin from October 26 in Mizoram.
The initiative was carried out as an emergency response to COVID-19 pandemic in Churachandpur district as the district has registered 586 COVID-19 positive cases so far.
The state reported two more deaths and 249 new positive cases on Friday
Of the new cases, 19 COVID-19 positive cases were reported from East Khasi Hills district while one was reported from West Garo Hills.
Manipur reported 31 more COVID-19 positive cases on Tuesday.
The 55 new cases included 31 from Thoubal, 12 from Leimakhong Garrison Kangpokpi, six from Imphal West, three from Kakching and one each from Kamjong, Tengnoupal and Ukhrul.
While the number of positive cases rose to 2015, the active and recovered cases stood at 631 and 1,384 respectively.
As many as 85 more patients were discharged after they were found COVID-19 free on RT PCR test.
All, except one volunteer from ITI quarantine centre, Lilong, Thoubal, are returnees from other states.
The state reported 28 new COVID-19 positive cases on Wednesday
Manipur reported 46 new COVID-19 positive cases, taking the total tally to 1,672 out of which, 652 are active and 1,020 are recovered cases.
The restriction areas covers up to the approach road connecting the main entrance of the battalion in the North, IVR connection Mongsangei Makha Leikai and Mayai Lambi road in the South, Mongsangei ground in the East and Indoor Hall and Gym of the battalion in the West.
As many as 74 COVID-19 patients were discharged in the last 24 hours since Sunday after they were found COVID-19 free on RT PCR test.
A total of 16 new COVID-19 positive cases were reported on Sunday while 53 patients were discharged in the last 24 hours after they were found COVID 19 free on RT PCR test.
The COVID-19 Common Control Room stated on Wednesday five persons from Senapati district were confirmed as new COVID-19 positive cases in the last 24 hours since Tuesday.
The state reported 41 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the state’s total positive cases tally to 1,366.
The WHO reported Sunday tally topping over the previous record a week earlier at over 183,000 cases, showing case counts continue to progress worldwide.
Manipur health officials said that people, who have completed COVID-19 treatment, must be given support and should not be stigmatised.
A meeting of the state Consultative Committee for COVID-19 was held on Saturday to discuss many issues related to COVID-19 in the state.
The national capital conducted as many as 21,144 COVID-19 tests on Friday, the highest number of COVID-19 tests conducted in a single day.
Nineteen more returnees tested positive for the virus, the state health department said
US officials say many cases are being missed because of gaps in testing while millions of people were infected without their knowledge.
Authorities are putting all possible efforts to ensure that community transmission does not take place, the health department spokesperson said.
Thousands of returnees left the red zones for their green land, but their sufferings continue as COVID-19 spares no place and Manipur is now no more green.
As many as 86 more returnees from other states who are being quarantined were tested positive for COVID-19 and have been shifted to COVID Care facilities in the state..
As many as 49 more returnees to the state tested positive for COVID-19.
A senior state health department official said that the COVID-19 recovery rate in Meghalaya is close to 90 per cent.
The team noted lack of security, electricity and proper water supply at the quarantine centres in Churachandpur, Manipur
According to the Health department, there are 130 active cases in the state now.
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit 8,767,991 people and claimed the lives of 462,715 people across the world. In India, the total number of COVID-19 infected cases has risen to 396,182 and caused 12,970 deaths so far.
Mizoram health department on Saturday reported 10 new COVID-19 confirmed cases, all returnees from other states.
Four more people tested positive for coronavirus in Mizoram since Monday.
Ten more returnees, six from Senapati district and four from Imphal West district, tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday.
India has crossed three lakh total Covid-19 cases, surpassing the UK with 1, 45,779 active cases and 1,54,330 recovered cases, the Health and Family Welfare Ministry said on Saturday.
All the 21 inmates in the community quarantine centre at Thamchet High School, Nongmeibung, were declared COVID-19 negative Tuesday
With the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Manipur, the student organistions also appealed to the state government to announce its new strategies/plans to tackle the situation.
All the confirmed COVID-19 cases in Mizoram are returnees from outside the state.
The focus is to minimise the fatalities as much as possible through timely case identification and clinical management of the cases, the ministry stated.
Of the 71 COVID-19 cases in the state, 60 are active cases as 11 patients have recovered and discharged from hospital.
All the four new COVID-19 patients have been shifted to Covid care facility and are in stable condition, Dr Mangang said.
Till date, a total of 6,834 people have been tested for the virus at the VRDL of both JNIMS and RIMS in Imphal.