IFP Editorial: Even with the opening of the main market we are now witnessing a substantial increase in the number of street vendors on the peripheral roads of the Core Bazar area. This increase is a direct fallout of the pandemic and its restrictions, and it must be viewed as a humanitarian crisis.
In addition to the new COVID-19 cases, Manipur has also registered 10 deaths in a span of 24 hours.
Manipur recorded 796 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday.
The Manipur chief minister made the announcement during an inspection of two-day-mass vaccination camp for women vendors of three Ima Keithels and one temporary market held at Ima Market No.3 of Khwairamband Keithel.
COVID-19 death toll in Manipur mounted to 1,251 with 10 more fatalities.
A total of 432 more persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Manipur.
Manipur's COVID-19 caseload surged to 67,986 on Sunday.
With 561 new positive cases, Manipur's COVID-19 caseload surged to 67,317 on Saturday.
COVID-19 active cases in Manipur dipped to 5,668 on Friday.
Two mobile testing programmes were carried out at Dimthanlong Ward No III and Chingkhiulong Ward No V on Wednesday.
Chairman of Covid task force Kangpokpi Haolet Khongsai said that so far around 500 individuals have already been tested under the initiative of CTF Kangpokpi.
CM Biren said house-to-house testing is being actively considered in vulnerable areas and containment zones.
“Testing negative in just one day might be human error during sample collection as there is a chance of getting negative if the quantity of nasal swab collected is not adequate.”
There are several cases of people hiding their travel history or Covid status or other antecedents. It is not surprising in the case of ordinary people who for fear of being stigmatised or because of some criminal intention hide their travel history or Covid status or even suspicion of one’s status, although it is a crime.