THOUBAL: At least 12 fresh COVID-19 positive cases were reported from Thoubal district on Wednesday with nine detected from 225 samples that were tested at Thoubal District hospital COVID-19 Testing center.
The other three were from the 41 samples that were tested at Thoubal Moijing High school.
The new positive cases are said to be close contacts and relatives of the infected volunteers of community Quarntine centres of Thoubal and Lilong.
As many as 650 samples have been tested at Thoubal District hospital since July 16, of which 52 persons including these 12 new cases have been detected positive for the contagion, sources said.
Till Tuesday, a total of 134 persons in Thoubal district have been found positive. With 60 persons having recovered, the district’s active cases stand at 74.
Meanwhile, wife of the infected CRPF personnel who was quarantined at Wangjing Community Quarantine centre has tested positive. Luckily, kids of the said CRPF personal tested negative. Results of the close contacts of the said infected CRPF personal are being awaited.
On the other hand, Commissioner, Education, T. Ranjit, nodal officer of Chandel and Thoubàl has inspected the situation in Thoubal district.
A review meeting was held at conference hall of Deputy commissioner office, Thoubal where activities to be performed by the officials were discussed threadbare. In the meeting, deputy commissioner, N. Bandana briefed the Commissioner about the situation in the district.
SP, Thoubal, Dr.S. Ibomcha, CMO, Thoubal, Dr. N. Jayentakumar, ADM, Thoubal, L. Radhakanta, District Surveillance Officer, Dr. Kh.Trusty also attended the meeting.
Meanwhile, various parts in Thoubal district wore a deserted look due to the complete lockdown announced by the Government to contain spread of the virus. The district was devastated with all shops remained closed and people confined in their houses.
After six new individuals at two different Quarantine centres namely New Ideal High School, Thoubal and Sangaiyumpham Higher Secondary School, Block C in the district were tested positive, District Magistrate Thoubal has declared the said areas as containment zone including Lilong Dam Mathak.