Imphal: Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh has said that people returning from different states of the country and abroad will have to remain in isolation. Those who will not do so will be arrested and sent to jail. Nearly a month after Manipur was declared corona virus-free, the number of patients here is being treated at 25. Singh said that those who violate the protocol will be punished under the National Disaster Management Act, 2005.
He said, “This is a very serious matter. Those who do not follow the protocol will be arrested and sent to jail.”
He said that those who are returning from abroad and other states of the country will not be found infected after the investigation report, they will be allowed to remain in isolation in their home.
The Chief Minister said, “Our priority is to prevent this disease from spreading at the community level.” He said that people who are not possible to stay in isolation in the house, they will be kept in the isolation centre.”
Singh appealed to the people not to be alarmed by the recent increase in the number of infected people in the state. At present, 25 people infected with the coronavirus are being treated in the state. He said that his government is fully prepared to control the situation.
He said that 200 to 300 samples were being tested every day in the laboratories of the Government ‘Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal’ (RIMS) and Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMs) hospitals and collected 700 to 800 samples daily are going.
Two people who were initially found infected in Manipur recovered after treatment. After this, Singh declared the state free of coronavirus on 19 April. The people of Manipur, trapped in other parts of the country, had appealed to the state government to allow them to return home due to the lockdown implemented from March 25 across the country. The government, while giving its permission, arranged for an e-pass and arranged a bus and train to bring the stranded people. After this, the number of infected people in the state increased to 27. Two of these people have