Manipur reimposes 15 days lockdown from July 1

Imphal, June 28: Manipur government on Sunday announced the reimposition of fresh lockdown in the State from July 1 to July 15.

As of date, Manipur has recorded 1094 COVID-19 cases, out of which 660 are active cases and 432 cases have been discharged with a recovery rate of 39.56 percent.

Chief Minister Nongthongbam Biren Singh said that there has been no community spread in the state even though some frontline workers like doctors, nurses and one catering service provider have tested positive.

He, however, appealed to the citizens of the state to follow guidelines and SOPs issued by the government.

While reimposition of fresh lockdown, the government has allowed to operate inter-district bus service to transport people to and fro to far flung areas in carrying out small businesses from July 1 by adhering to SOPs and health guidelines issued by the government.

“No other public transport system will be allowed during this period,” Biren said.

The Chief Minister informed that a maximum of five flights will be allowed to land at the Bir Tikendrajit international airport from June 29.

Moreover, a special train carrying 1,258 returnees from Bengaluru is expected to reach the state in the next few days.

“Considering the incoming of more returnees and the possibility of some of them being infected with COVID-19 positive, the government is putting efforts to develop more Covid Care facilities in different districts with around 750 beds in total,” the Chief Minister said.

Biren said that the testing capacity has been further ramped up to nearly 2600 tests per day by getting new machines and engaging more persons.

“More than 50,000 samples have been taken, including for re-test and for testing frontline workers till now. Almost all test results have been declared,” he added.