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Manipur spent 60 crores in tackling Covid-19 pandemic: CM

The amount was for setting up and operating quarantine centres

TNT Bureau


Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said that the state government have spent about Rs 60 crores in tackling the Covid-19 pandemic till date.

The amount was for setting up and operating quarantine centres, COVID care centres and in taking care of the returnees coming from different states.

Chief Minister Biren Singh said, “The state’s positivity rate and fatality rate which are 4.77 per cent and 0.64 per cent respectively are far lower than the national average. It has also conducted 90,156 tests per million population which is also higher than the national average”.

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He also said that 40000 rapid antigen kits have arrived in Imphal on Wednesday.

“The state has been committed to working with full strength to tackle Covid-19 which have also resulted in the low positivity rate, satisfactory recovery rate and low fatality rate in the state”, said N. Biren Singh.

The Minister further said that 600 patients have successfully opted for home isolation in the state and that it is an accepted form of treatment approved by the Ministry of Health and Family welfare.

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