Imphal:Government offices in Manipur suspends compulsory bio-metric attendance for a month in precaution to coronavirus outbreak infecting 31 people so far in India.
The state Health and Family Welfare Department official says as coronavirus may spread through hand contamination and as a preventive measure, the bio-metric attendance of government offices in Manipur has been suspended for one month.
Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said, so far not a single positive case of COVID-19 was detected in Manipur. Screening for visitors has been going on at entry points at the international borders with Myanmar and at the airport. Tourists and other newcomers are allowed to enter Manipur after studying the travelling history and other details of the person concerned. Singh added.
Out of the 12 suspected cases, the test reports of 10 samples were found negative while laboratory test reports of the other two samples were awaited. The Manipur government has kept two isolation wards ready in the main hospital in Imphal to meet the situation.
Manipur Health and Family Welfare Department has deployed medical officers along the border towns of Moreh and Behiang to screen both foreigners and Indians -- entering the state.