Manipur extends COVID-19 SOPs till January 20

SOPs to be followed in respect of opening of educational institutions, social gatherings, operation of swimming pools and also night curfew.

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Imphal: Manipur government has extended the COVID-19 restrictions across the state till January 20, 2022.

In an order issued by the State Executive Committee of the State Disaster Management today stated that Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to be followed in respect of opening of educational institutions, social gatherings, operation of swimming pools and also night curfew has been extended till January 20, 2022.

The advisory issued by the Union ministry of Health and Family Welfare on November 15 and the order of the same ministry issued on December 4 in view of the reported spread of Variant of Concern for implementation of prompt and effective containment measures for COVID-19 will also be effective in the state, the order stated.

The order also directed all DCs and SPs of districts to ensure strict enforcement of mandatory wearing of face masks at all gatherings. Deputy commissioners were further asked to issue orders making it a direct responsibility of the event organizers.

Meanwhile, the COVID-19 infection tally of Manipur rose to 1,25,661 with the detection of 11 more fresh cases in the last 24 hours. The fatality toll remained at 1,995 with no death related to the pandemic occurring during the same period, according to the Health department.The number of active cases in the state stood at 205 as 10 patients were discharged upon recovery against the 11 fresh cases. The cumulative number of recovered cases in the state rose to 1,23,461 with the addition of the 10 discharges. The recovery rate of the state stood at 98.25%.

The 11 fresh cases were detected upon testing of 1,615 samples in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate of the day was 0.7% which is the lowest in the last eight months. Imphal East reported the highest number of six fresh cases, followed by Imphal West at four. The remaining one reported from Noney district. Of the 16 districts of the state, 13 reported no new cases in the last 24 hours, the Health department also said

Meanwhile, the cumulative number of doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in the state rose to 22,75,839 with 5,834 more people being vaccinated on Monday.

As many as 9,62,397 people of the state were fully vaccinated with first and second doses so far while 13,13,442 people vaccinated with the first dose.

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