Manipur extends lockdown period

Newmai News Network 
Imphal | June 28

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh announced that the State government "has decided to extend the lockdown for another 15 days i.e. from July 1 to July 15, 2020.”

Speaking to media persons on Sunday in Imphal, the Chief Minister then said that the government has also decided the opening of inter-district bus service from July 1, 2020 by maintaining Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and guidelines issued by the government. 

"No other public transport system will be allowed during this period,” he added, further appealing the people to strictly adhere to the SOPs and guidelines.

The Chief Minister informed that the total number of positive cases is 1094 in the State, while 432 cases have been discharged and at present. 

With this, there are 660 active cases in the State. The recovery rate is 39.56 %, he added. Singh further maintained that the testing capacity has increased to nearly 2600 tests per day by getting new machines and engaging more persons.
 Almost all test results have been declared, he added.

Singh also informed  mentioned that in order to supplement testing capacity, Truenat machines have been procured. 

Informing that there is no case of community transmission of the disease in the State, Singh said that almost all positive cases of COVID-19 in the State are from returnees except 7 frontline workers who were in direct contact with positive cases. Till date, around 43,000 persons have been sent to institutional and community quarantine centres and around 7200 inmates are at present in quarantine centres, according to the Chief Minister.