In a major relief to the public of Thoubal district, COVID-19 containment measures have been lifted from seven areas in the district namely, Ningombam Mamang Leikai, Sabaltongba Mayai Leikai, Wangkhem Mayai Leikai Wangkhem, Amureijam Leikai Wangkhem, two areas from Thoubal Athokpam and Hayel labuk Kabarstan leikai Maning, Wangkhem.
Thoubal deputy commissioner Nongmaithem Bandana ordered the lifting of the containment measures in the seven areas hit by COVID-19 in the district on Friday.
Containment measures were declared in the above seven geographical areas under para 12 of ''The Manipur Epidemic Diseases, COVID 19 Regulations, 2020'' following the detection of COVID-19 positive cases on July 15, 22, 23, 25, 26, 28 and August 2 in the areas, according to the order signed by the deputy commissioner Thoubal.
The order mentioned that the concerned persons were admitted to Covid Care Center, Thoubal on July 15, 22, 23, 25, 26, 28 and August 2. Due protocol for containment and testing for the contacts were carried out.
After the patients were found COVID-19 negative and put under home quarantine, the containment measures in the said geographical areas were lifted, the order stated.
Meanwhile, the total COVID-19 positive cases in Thoubal district have reached 500 till date. As per the official report from the District Surveillance Officer Thoubal, 193 positive patients have recovered and discharged for home quarantine till date.
The remaining total active cases is 304, while three patients from the district died due to COVID-19 so far, it stated.
The report also mentioned that out of the 500 positive patients, 382 positive patients didn't have any travel history. Altogether, 4,156 persons of contact tracing were done Rapid Antigen tests till date, samples of more than 11,359 persons who were both outside returnee and contact tracing were also tested at RIMS VDRL so far. Rapid Antigen Tests are also being conducted at the District Hospital Thoubal on a daily basis, it stated.
At present, there are 24 COVID-19 patients who are undergoing treatment at the isolation ward of Covid Care Centre of the District Hospital and 99 patients at Covid Care Centre opened at GNM school of Nursing Thoubal. A second 100-bedded Covid Care centre of the district was also opened on August 11.
It may be mentioned that panic spread in Thoubal district when three volunteers of Community Quarantine Centers which were opened at Lilong, Khangabok and Thoubal Assembly constituencies and one VDF personnal posted at Thoubal college community quarantine center tested positive on July 14. People thought the community transmission stage had reached the district then.
Owing to the continuous efforts of the staff of the district administration Thoubal and district police Thoubal, the spread of COVID-19 in the district has been brought under control to some extent.