Man arrested for spreading fake info on COVID-19; no new confirmed case in the state, says Health Minister

TMB Report

IMPHAL: Police has arrested an individual who spread false information about COVID-19 pandemic in the state.

The person has been identified as one Irengbam Amu @ Amuyaima Singh of Thangmeiband  Maisnam Leikai, Imphal west, now staying at Singjamei area.

Police arrested the man in connection with a recorded audio voice, spreading a fake information about presence of a COVID-19 positive case at Thangmeiband area. The audio voice went viral in whatSapp groups, causing strong panic among the general public this morning. Imphal west police soon swung into action and could arrest the individual.

Following the rumour, State Health and Family Welfare Minister L Jayentakumar, in his FB account, clarified that that there was any confirmed case of COVID-19 case in the state till date which subsided the public panic.

On the other hand, according to a report from the State Surveillance Officer, IDSP, Manipur, the state has no any confirmed case of COVID-19 as results of 49 samples tested at JNIMS and RIMS came out negative on Wednesday.  44 samples were tested at VRDL laboratory at RIMS, 5 at JNIMS and all results came out negative for COVID-19.  So far, a cumulative of 625 samples have been tested. No person is kept at the isolation wards of RIMS and JNIMS at present.

 Altogether 615 truckers and commuters who entered into the state were medically screened at Mao, Jiribam gate on Wednesday.  477 truckers and 38 commuters entered into the state via Mao gate while  100 via Jiribam gate.

Altogether 395 truck drivers and handyman  were medically screened at  ISBT (Truck), Khuman Lampak and they were all found having no symptoms. 373 drivers and hadymen were screened at at  ISBT (Truck), Khuman Lampak while 22 at Sekmai Gas plant.

The report further informed that 107 persons are currently under different Government Quarantine  facilities in the state. 19 new individuals were kept under Government quarantine centres today. Of the total 627persons under Government quarantine facilities, 520 have completed their quarantine period. There is any person under Home quarantine as all 486 had already completed their quarantine period.

COVID-19 Common Control Room attended as many as 250 calls on the day, added the report.

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