Special train carrying 1384 people reach Manipur

A special train from Bengaluru carrying 1384 people from Manipur stranded due to the nationwide lockdown imposed to contain COVID-19 pandemic reached Jiribam Railway Station on May 17.

Around 6 trains are expected to reach the state within the next few days.

About 42 buses took all the passengers to different quarantine centres in the state. All the returnees were screened at the Jiribam Railway Station. They will have to remain in isolation at community quarantine centres for 14 days.

Transport department officials were stationed at ticket counters from where passengers took their tickets to go to their respective districts. All the returnees boarded the buses after undergoing necessary screening process and other mandatory procedures.

Manipur has recorded seven COVID-19 cases, five of them active after they returned from other states.

Meanwhile, 218 stranded people were tested at the VRDLs of RIMS (154) and JNIMS (64) on May 17 and all were found COVID-19 negative.

Twelve prisoners from Myanmar and 12 individuals with mild fever, referred directly from the District Screening Centre of Tengnoupal district located at Kakching Lamkhai, were also among those tested on May 17.

Manipur Police also detained 819 violators along with 610 vehicles.

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