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Record spike in Manipur takes infection to 259

Correspondent IMPHAL, Apr 28 | Publish Date: 4/28/2021 12:40:35 PM IST
Manipur government has banned all sporting activities as the state registered another highest single-day spike of the year with 259 new infections in the past 24 hours taking the overall tally to 31,001.
The chief minister office (CMO) has also banned people, who do not get vaccinated against COVID-19 from meeting with the chief minister.
A bulletin of the state health department updated Wednesday stated that out of the infection, seven were from CAPF personnel. Also, two death were reported taking the fatality rate to 395.
The new positive cases were detected after testing 2,357 samples.
The tally included 29,376 recoveries, while 59 patients discharged after recuperation.
Meanwhile, in view of the second wave of COVID-19, the state Youth Affairs and Sports department has banned all sporting activities at Khuman Lampak Sports Complex and other sport complexes in the districts.
The ban also covered privately run or managed sport complexes, an official source said.
The authority has also banned entry of visitors at Khuman Lampak Sports Complex except officials and staff of youth affairs and sports, National Sport University and other departments located at Khuman Lampak Sports Complex.
On the other hand, people who do not get vaccinated against COVID-19 will be restricted from having an audience with the Manipur chief minister as chief minister’s office (CMO) issued a new instruction for people seeking appointment with the chief minister.
Visitors seeking an audience with the chief minister will have to obtain prior permission from the secretary to CM and those who do not obtain the prior permission will be denied entering the CMO premises. Under any circumstances a person(s) without mask would not be permitted entry into the CM office complex and visitors seeking appointment with the chief minister should get themselves vaccinated as per applicable norms of the state and Central government.
Prior to seeking appointment, proof of such vaccination should be produced and visitors who have granted appointment will necessarily be required to submit a negative Covid test report taken within 72 hours prior to date/time of appointment.

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