Manipur detects numerous cases of COVID-19 Delta variant 



Altogether 18 cases of Delta variant of COVID-19 were detected in Manipur, chief minister N Biren Singh informed on Friday.

The cases confirmed after initial testing of 20 samples from Manipur in a laboratory in Hyderabad, 18 were found to be of Delta variant

The Delta variant has been classified as "a variant of concern by the Centre for Diseases Control and Prevention. More samples are being tested now," the CM said.

Warning the citizens, he urged them to take necessary precautions and follow the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) laid down by the government to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

(Edited by Ridhika Joshi)

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