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COVID-19 cases increase to 157 in Manipur, psychological helpline opened

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Manipur increased to 157 on June 6. The number of active cases in the state is now 105.

On June 6, 14 males were confirmed COVID-19 positive at the VRDL, JNIMS. All the cases belonged to Kangpokpi district. The patients returned from Delhi by train. Their health conditions were stable. They were shifted to the COVID Care facility at JNIMS.

The district authority has taken up the necessary precautionary measures like containment and contact tracing.

On June 5 night, 11 persons, including two males, were confirmed COVID-19 positive at VRDL JNIMS.

Of them, three females were from Pherzawl district, while two males and 6 females were from Churachandpur district. All of them were Mumbai returnees by train.

Meanwhile, on June 6, 11 persons were discharged from RIMS after testing negative for COVID-19. Four of them were from Imphal West district, two each from Ukhrul and Thoubal districts and one each from Bishnupur, Noney and Tamenglong districts.

The cumulative number of recovered cases is 52 in the state.

Manipur government has also opened a psychological helpline for frontline workers to help them cope with the stress of working long hours while staying away from their families.

Khoirom Sasheekumar Mangang, Additional Director & Spokesperson Health department, Manipur said, “The frontline workers are integral to the global response to COVID-19 pandemic. They are taking significant personal risk and working tirelessly to ensure that people can receive the care they need. They are facing enormous physical and psychological strain. State psychological support team has initiated a dedicated psychological support helpline for them.”
Mental health professionals are available 24×7 at helpline numbers: 87874567035 and 9402751364, he said.


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