Manipur govt. starts 3-day Sero surveillance programme to check COVID-19 spread in Wangoi



The Manipur government has started a three-day sero surveillance programme since Wednesday due to rising cases of COVID-19 in the Wangoi Assembly constituency, where the recent by-polls were held on November 7.

Sero surveillance is a method where levels of antibodies against a specific infection is measured. This method is then used to figure the scale of a population's exposure to the virus.

On Wednesday, a total of 533 persons took part in the mass testing, in which 95 persons have reportedly tested positive in Wangoi, Imphal West district.

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On Thursday again, 38 persons tested positive out of the 3185 samples that were tested.

A sero-surveillance is also underway starting from Friday, November 20 in Lilong and Wangjing Tentha assembly constituency in Thoubal district.

The mass testing that is underway is a measure by the state government to contain the spread of COVID-19 infection that may have occurred due to the recent by-polls.