Health department of Manipur government on Tuesday ordered compulsory COVID-19 test for all passengers coming from five states by air where resurgence in number of COVID-19 cases are noticed recently.
A notification of the department issued on Tuesday said that all passengers coming from Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat will be tested for COVID-19 with effect from February 24 on their arrival at Bir Tikendrajit International Airport, Imphal.
Resurgence in the number of COVID-19 cases has been noticed recently in these five states, the notification observed. The testing will be continued until further notification regarding the matter is issued, the notification added.
Meanwhile, COVID-19 recovery rate in the state has improved to 98.60% with 16 patients discharged after they recovered on Tuesday against three fresh cases reported in the past 24 hours.
The state has only 36 active cases. Among them 11 are CAPF personnel.
Two of three fresh cases reported in the past 24 hours were from Imphal West district while the remaining one from Chandel district, the daily update report of the state health department said.
The three new cases pushed the COVID-19 caseload of the state to 29,243 including 3,432. The caseload included 28,834 recoveries (3,417 CAPF personnel).
As no death due to the pandemic reported on Tuesday, the fatality toll remained at 373. State recorded no death for the last 15 consecutive days.
Meanwhile, the total number of people vaccinated against COVID-19 in the state rose to 41,706 as 1,588 were inoculated on Tuesday.
Of the total vaccinated people, 29,616 were healthcare workers, the health department said.