Manipur, May 27: In what could be termed as community transmission of Covid-19 in Koide villages under Purul block of Senapati district Manipur, 126 positive cases were detected from Upper Koide (Mathak) and Lower Koide (Makha) villages on Wednesday.

Random testing was conducted by the district health society on May 21 during which samples from 254 locals were collected. However, six attendees couldn’t stay till the end of the programme due to health issues. Later, they were found to be positive for COVID-19, reports said.

As per reports, the fasting programme was held before the second wave of COVID-19 engulfed the state. However, not many church members residing outside the village could attend in good numbers, therefore, the fasting programme was reorganised for the members, the reports added.

Although no critical cases have been reported till the time of filing this report, sources from the medical department mentioned that many have mild Covid-19 related symptoms at the time of sample collection.

Meanwhile, following reports of a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases, Senapati district administration imposed a curfew in the entire Koide area, which includes Koide Mathak, Koide Makha, Koide Biisho and Koide Zho under the Purul sub-division of the district, from May 26 to June 5 as a preventive measure.

Emergency services are exempted from the curfew.

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Activities permitted during the curfew:

  • Vehicles carrying essential commodities, oxygen supply related vehicles, LPG and oil tankers, vehicles of essential services like power supply, fir service, water supply, waste and garbage collection, PDS, Telecom and vehicles of other government departments.
  • Home delivery of essential commodities, including supplementary nutrition for children, pregnant and lactating mothers, food items, vegetables, groceries, fish feeds/animal feed and milk products.
  • Medical institution, including pharmacies.
  • People going for vaccination, COVID-19 testing and those of Child Protection Services.
  • Health care workers and frontline workers from various departments carrying out COVID-19 related duties assigned by the district administration.