Thangmeiband areas declared containment zone

By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Oct 16: In the wake of the rapid rise in COVID-19 positive cases in Imphal West, the Deputy Commissioner has declared seven localities of Thang-meiband as containment zone.
The localities namely Nagamapal, Lalambung, Thangmeiband Thingel Leikai, Thangmeiband Khomdram Selungba Leikai, Thangmeiband Polem Leikai, Thang-meiband Lourungpurel Leikai and Thangmeiband Hijam Dewan Leikai would be sealed off with effect from 6 pm tomorrow, according to an order issued by the Imphal West DC.
While movement of people will not be allowed in and out of the containment zone except for medical emergency and for maintaining supply of essential goods and services, intensive contact tracing, house to house surveillance and other clinical interventions would be carried out within the containment zone, said the order.
As the geographical area of the seven localities would be sealed off, entry and exit of people from these localities would be prohibited. Schools and offices located within the geographical area would be closed and there will be no vehicular movement.
Residents of the seven localities should wear face masks, maintain social distance, avoid eating together on the same plate and they should not go out of home during the containment period, said the DC’s order.
If any one defies these prohibitions, he/she is punishable under Section 188 of IPC 1860.
These prohibitions will remain in force until containment zone is denotified, it mentioned.
Notably, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Imphal West district is 4444 including 1817 active cases.
Out of the total positive cases, 2507 have been discharged while 30 have succumbed to the virus.
The number of infected cases, particularly in Imphal West and Imphal East, has been climbing rapidly in the last many days with at least 200 infected persons logged per day. The number of deaths has also increased