Manipur Education Minister and spokesperson of the government, Thokchom Radheshyam, on June 1 said that lockdown in the containment zones has been extended up to June 30 and prohibited activities will be resumed in a phased manner in areas outside containment zones in the state.
Briefing media persons, Th Radheshyam said so far, not a single case of community transmission has been reported in the state and the government has been able to contain the disease with the full support and cooperation from the public under the leadership of the chief minister.
He further appealed to all to follow the guidelines and extend maximum support and cooperation.
Replying to the queries raised by the public on the conduct of online classes during the lockdown period, Radheshyam said that there seems to be a slight communication gap on the matter.
He stated that the private schools are using social media platforms as part of teaching tool to help the students and keeping in mind that online class is not a feasible option for the government school students, the Education department has uploaded chapter-wise and class-wise lessons and explanations on YouTube channel, www.lairik.net and www.laireek.net so that the students of all schools including those at government schools can avail the study materials according to their own convenience.
He said regular classes are also conducted through AIR programmes in order to facilitate all sections of students in the state.
Further regarding the phase-wise opening of lockdown in the state, Radheshyam said that under the guidelines for Phased Re-opening (Unlock I), the state government will impose restrictions outside the containment zones based on the assessment of the state government as maybe deemed fit.
He said that the government has assessed the situation arising out of sudden increase in number of positive cases in the state from among the people returning from outside.