One patient from Pharung village succumbed to COVID -19 while 11 tested positive on Wednesday in Ukhrul district. The deceased succumbed to the disease on Wednesday morning at Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) hospital, Imphal, taking the death toll in the district to five.
As requested by the family of the deceased, additional deputy commissioner Ukhrul, Kachamthai Faiga Gangmei had granted permission to carry the mortal remains for proper burial at his native village, Pharung with stringent Covid compliance.
The permission order had directed the death body to be transported from RIMS hospital Imphal to Pharung village burial site and should be buried on Wednesday (19 May, 2021) with strict observations of Covid-19 protocols. It had also directed to maintain social distance of at least 3 meters and further asked the burial ground staff or persons to compulsorily wear PPE, face masks and gloves and to strictly follow SOP of Covid-19.
The permission order also instructed not to gathered more than 20 persons during the burial and maintain hand hygiene post burial.
In another COVID-19 related reports, following Covid-19 positive detection of one State Bank of India (SBI) staff, the whole building of mini-Secretariat Ukhrul has been declared containment on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, in exercise of the power conferred upon him, Assistant Commissioner of Ukhrul district had ordered to sealed, barred entry and exit of population from the mini-Secretariat Ukhrul with immediate effect.
Any person, institution, or organization found violating the above measures shall be deemed to have committed an offence under Section 188 of Indian Penal Code and Section 51 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, the ordered stated.