‘Manipur Covid-19 positivity rate only 1.12%’

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 5, 2020: The Covid-19 positivity rate in Manipur till date has been only 1.12% as per a statement released by Covid-19 Common Control Room, Manipur.

The statement said on Sunday 42 Covid-test were conducted in the state. The Viral Research and Diagnostic Laboratory at Regional Institute of Medical Sciences conducted 20 tests and 22 at Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences. Out of the total 178 Covid-19 tests conducted till Sunday only 2 persons were tested positive for Covid-19.

The state government has also approved a discharge policy for persons who are kept in quarantine centres in the state. All high risk category inmates will be tested  for Covid-19 before discharge but the low risk category will be discharged without testing as per the policy, said the statement.

However, the statement said, the low risk category will be put under home quarantine for another 14 days and if symptom develops during those period test will be conducted.

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