Surge in COVID-19 cases prompts Manipur CM to hold emergency meeting

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Published: May 12,2021 01:18 PM
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Manipur Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh late on Tuesday held an emergency meeting with his Cabinet colleagues, lawmakers, and health department officials to review a surge in Covid cases.

May 12, 2021: Manipur Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh late on Tuesday held an emergency meeting with his Cabinet colleagues, lawmakers, and health department officials to review a surge in Covid cases.



“The discussion covers areas such as mechanisms to ensure timely admission of patients in hospitals, incentives for doctors & better monitoring of home isolation patients,” he tweeted.



On Tuesday, Manipur reported the highest single-day fatalities (20) of Covid-19 patients, taking the state’s toll to 509, and 592 cases, the second-highest single-day spike since May 7 (600).



The state’s total infection tally has now reached 36,370 with 4,981 active cases, according to an official statement.



The government separately further exempted child protection services (orphanages, children’s homes, observation homes), home delivery services, finance department, treasuries, and banking services from Covid curfew restrictions. It has also revised rates of 19 essential commodities.