All air passengers arriving in Imphal airport from COVID-19 high risk eight states of the country will be subjected to RT- PCR Covid-19 test, a notification of the state Health department said on Thursday.
The state Health department had already re-installed thermal screening facilities at the Bir Tikendrajit International Airport in Imphal for screening of the passengers from the second wave hit states of the country earlier.
The notification issued today (Thursday) said that for efficient implementation of COVID-19 testing, all the air passengers coming from Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Punjab and Haryana will be tested with RT-PCR on arrival at Bir Tikendrajit International Airport, Imphal, with effect from March 19. The passengers will be allowed to leave the airport after the collection of samples. They will be instructed for home or self isolation until officials communicate the test reports to them, the notification added.
Meanwhile, of the 599 samples tested for COVID-19 during the past 24 hours in Manipur, two were diagnosed with the viral disease on Thursday, taking the state’s infection tally to 29,325.
Both the fresh cases were reported from Imphal East district, state health department said in its daily COVID-19 status update report.
The recovery tally of the state also rose 28,924 as two more patients were discharged upon recovery on Thursday. The recovery rate of the state stood at 98.63%.
The state currently has 28 active cases which included two CAPF personnel.
As no death due to the COVID-19 reported in the past 24 hours, the fatality tally remained at 373.
Meanwhile, the total number of people vaccinated against COVID-19 in the state increased to 78,662 as 843 people were inoculated on Thursday.
The number included 30,958 healthcare workers, the Health department added.