Passengers flying in from 5 states being tested at Bir Tikendrajit International Airport, Imphal

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Manipur on Wednesday started testing passengers arriving by air from five states of the country where resurgence in the number of COVID-19 active cases are noticed recently.

A notification of the Health 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.

Meanwhile, with 1708 people receiving COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, the total number of people vaccinated against COVID-19 in Manipur rose to 43,414.

Officials of the state Health department said a total of 1708 people were vaccinated against COVID-19 on Wednesday. With this, a total of 43,414 people have received the vaccine since the immunisation programme was launched on January 16 last.

Among the beneficiaries, 29,666 were healthcare workers who, the state Health department has given priority since the drive was launched.

Except mild reactions to 47 beneficiaries who were already recovered fully, no severe reaction or allergies reported following the immunisation, the health department added.

Meanwhile, seven new cases reported in the last 24 hours took the state’s COVID-19 overall caseload to 29,250 on Wednesday.

The caseload included 28,836 recoveries. The caseload included two patients who were discharged today after they recovered. The state has 41 active cases on Tuesday. The recovery rate stood at 98.58%
As no death related to the pandemic was reported today also for the 12th consecutive days, the COVID-19 fatality tally remained at 373.

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