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Vector search begins in Kangpokpi town
Source: Chronicle News Service

Kangpokpi, July 16 2021: Following the directive of the health department and in view of the surging COVID-19 cases in Kangpokpi town, house-to-house testing has begun from Friday.

A medical team in collaboration with COVID Task Force and Kangpokpi police started the house-to-house testing from Ward No 9 of Kangpokpi town.

Altogether, 73 individuals from 64 households were tested by the medical team led by Dr Iqbal under the supervision of Dr Paotinlal Haokip, MS District Hospital Kangpokpi, and all were found negative while nine households refused to get tested.

A similar vigorous testing was also conducted at Keithelmanbi Ward No 6 under the supervision of Dr Pilhing, MO PHC Kalapahar, where out of 54 individuals tested, two people were found positive for Covid-19 .

CTF Keithelmanbi has sealed their residences.

Meanwhile, Kangpokpi has witnessed a sudden surge of COVID infections.

With 21 new positive cases reported in the last 24 hours, the number of active cases now stands at 180 while the death toll has climbed to 47, following the death of a 40-year-old woman from Kangpokpi at RIMS Hospital, Imphal as per official COVID daily situation report issued by DSO Kangpokpi.

Late on Thursday, nine individuals, all government employees, staying at DC's office complex quarters were found positive while another three from the same quarters tested positive on Friday.

Following the sudden spike of infections in the town and following the directive of the state government, the local bodies of Kangpokpi town under the aegis of Kangpokpi Town Committee cancelled its previous notification partially easing restrictions on opening of shops and decided to reimpose lockdown in the town as per the government's order with effect from July 18.According to the public notification issued by L Kipgen, chairman Kangpokpi Town Committee, the whole market will be 'relocked' again until further notice and a total curfew will be imposed in the town.

Only essential activities related to vaccination, COVID testing, medical services, air travel and agricultural activities will be allowed.


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