30 more fresh COVID-19 positive cases detects in Tamenglong, declares containment zones
TAMENGLONG, Sep. 28: With detection of 30 more positive cases of COVID-19, Tamenglong district has recorded the highest surge of COVID-19 positive cases on Monday.
Now the district has registered a total of 422 positive cases of COVID-19 while 336 patients have been recovered with 86 active cases. The positive cases of COVID-19 are likely to increase as collection of samples continues till the time of filing of this report.
After local transmission has already begun in Tamenglong, the health department is yet to declare the status of community transmission and taking up necessary policy to control the spread of COVID-19 in the district.
The new 30 positive cases detected on Monday are from New Canaan, Model village, Ramgailong, Council Colony, Chingkhiulong and a few other places of Tamenglong district headquarters and all of them have no travel history.
It may be mentioned that OPD of Tamenglong District Hospital has been closed following detection of COVID-19 positive from the health staff who was on duty.
The district magistrate of Tamenglong has declared a containment zone at Tamenglong Ward no. 5, Chingkhiulong area where all 16 family members of the health staff tested positive for COVID-19 on September 27.
Meanwhile, the district magistrate has notified in an order that passenger vehicles, including busses and Tata Sumo carrying passengers from Imphal, Jiribam and other places to Tamenglong district headquarter, will be strictly monitored.
Despite the notice, most of the vehicles are carrying passengers with maximum capacity, it stated. Any owner or driver of vehicles violating the norms shall be liable to be punished under National Disaster Management Act, 2005 and the permission granted shall immediately be cancelled, it further stated while adding that the order shall come into immediate effect and until further orders.