Manipur extends lockdown by 15 days to contain coronavirus spread
Manipur : Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has announced an extension of lockdown by 15 days to contain coronavirus spread.
The current lockdown will end on June 30. Manipur’s Covid-19 tally on Sunday stood at 1,185 including 730 active cases while 455 people have recovered.
"Considering the present situation, the lockdown will be extended for another 15 days," Biren Singh said at a press conference.
Coronavirus lockdown may have been extended, but the state is also preparing to resume inter-state services.
"Steps are on to resume inter-district bus services with the strict enforcement of SoP (Standard operating Procedure) besides maintaining social distancing," he said.
Other public transport systems will be allowed during the lockdown.
The CM has claimed that Indian train services will continue with more people returning to the state from other states.
“Likewise five flights will be arriving here on a daily basis from tomorrow (Monday) onwards,” he said. “Preparatory measures for the new arrivals in the state are underway.”