Confirmed Case Of Delta Variant Of Covid Found In Manipur

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Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Friday confirmed its first case of Delta variant of coronavirus.

Making the announcement on social media, the Chief Minister said 20 samples from the state were sent to a lab in Hyderabad of which 18 samples were found to be of Delta variant.

More samples are being examined now, the minister said.

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“Requesting everyone to follow SoP laid down by the Govt,” he added.

The government also noted that the delta variant a can spread at a much higher rate than the alpha variant.

“It is advised that a mask should be worn at home at all times and strict COVID appropriate behaviours should be followed if someone in the family is COVID-19 +ve,” the Manipur government Twitter read.

The Delta variant is 1.6 times more transmissible as compared to Alpha (B.1.1.7).

The variant was first discovered in India.

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