IMPHAL: In view of the rapid surge in COVID-19 cases, Manipur Government has issued an order directing all officials and labourers entering Manipur to undergo mandatory COVlD-19 testing.
Principal Secretary (Health & Family Welfare), V Vumlunmang has issued an order to this effect on Tuesday.
The order stated that a large number of officials and labourer linked to various large projects relating to Railways, Roadways, Power, Water Supply and others are working in Manipur and more officials and labourer are likely to enter the state in coming days. In view of the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic, Quarantine and testing for all fresh entrants to Manipur is necessary.
Concerned companies/agencies should arrange for their quarantine either in paid or separate quarantine facility with due approval from the government. They may also use the paid testing facilities that are now available in Manipur as per prevailing rates for testing.
As an alternative, free testing at VRDL labs of RIMS and JNIMS will also be allowed, subject to the company/agency making their own arrangements for test sample collection, State Health Department can assist in initial training and VTM supplies, added the order.