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COVID-19 pandemic: Manipur extends lockdown till May 31

Manipur government has decided to extend the lockdown till May 31 to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

The COVID-19 Consultative Committee meeting was held on May 16 under the chairmanship of Chief Minister N Biren Singh and decided to extend the lockdown till May 31.

Health department informed about the current situation of COVID-19, especially relating to the emergence of new positive cases from among the incoming stranded passengers, the availability of quarantine facilities and the testing capacity of the state.

The committee decided to allow movement of passengers by trains which were already booked.

The government has decided to stop permit for passengers moving by road till the existing backlog testing is completed. The people who are already granted permit may be allowed to enter.

It was decided to do 100 per cent testing of all the people who came from outside and keep them in quarantine centres till the test results are received. Priority shall be given to the high risk category. It was decided to move people tested negative to home quarantine.

The government will supply PPE to all the people working in quarantine centres. State government will release funds required through the deputy commissioners. There will be exemptions to agriculture activities, MGNAREGA, MSME sectors with social distancing norms in rural areas.

Manipur has five active cases now out of seven cases reported in the state.


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