A special train from Vadodara in Gujarat carrying around 600 stranded residents of Manipur due to the nationwide lockdown imposed to contain COVID-19 pandemic, reached Jiribam Railway Station on May 18.
They were divided into groups of different districts and taken to quarantine centres by special buses. All the returnees travelling in the special train from Vadodara were screened at the Jiribam Railway Station.
Under the supervision of Jiribam district administration, all the returnees boarded the buses after undergoing necessary screening process and other mandatory procedures. The stranded residents reaching the state on May 18 will remain in isolation at community quarantine centres for 14 days.
A special train from Bengaluru carrying 1,384 stranded people from Manipur arrived at the same station on May 17. More trains are expected within the next few days.
Manipur has recorded seven COVID-19 cases, five of them active after they returned from other states.
About 1,500 people were staying in government quarantine and 4,200 people in community quarantine centres. Altogether 2,483 tests have been conducted so far in the state.