Manipur issues new protocol for testing passengers



Manipur Health Department in an order said that testing of incoming passengers at Imphal Airport is being discontinued from December 18.

The order issued by V.Vumlunmang, Principal Secretary (Health and Family Welfare), have said that as the percentage of air passengers testing positive for COVID-19 has reduced to about 1 percent, targeted testing is not considered essential when the positivity rate is below 2 percent.

However, it said that thermal screening surveillance will be made more vigorous by increasing the number of screening counters in Imphal Airport.

It further added that COVID-19 testing will conducted for any symptomatic persons and with a history of contact with Covid positive persons.