43 natives arrive, 107 staying at quarantined centres


IMPHAL, 7th May: Around 43 natives of Sagolband Assembly Constituency who were left stranded in Guwahati due to the lockdown arrived here on Thursday.
The group was screened at Mao and later transferred to IIIT Mantripukhri for mandatory quarantine, as per the advice of health department. Sagolband MLA RK Imo had sponsored all requisite expenses for bringing them back to the state.
In addition, efforts have been taken up to set up a quarantine centre at Johnstone Higher Secondary School for Sagolband AC. For these, councillors and staffers of IMC have been carrying out repair works of the rooms and bathrooms of the school for the last few days, apart from cleaning and sanitising the premises.
Meanwhile, Khurai MLA L Susindro on Thursday flagged off a bus with prior permission from the state Home Department to bring back 20 natives of Khurai who were left stranded in Guwahati and other northeastern states.
Speaking on the sidelines, Susindro informed that after the website www.tengbangkhurai.in was launched, around 441 people have submitted the relevant forms on the website informing that they were stuck in other states, as per the submission numbers till 2pm Thursday.
Stating that he would be depositing Rs 1000 each into the bank account of the stranded natives of Khurai from his own sources, the MLA also confided that Rs 1000 cash would be given to each of the 20 Khurai locals who will soon be brought back to the state from Guwahati and Nagaland.
Susindro further said that after their arrival to the state, the 20 people would be quarantined. He then informed that a quarantine centre for the AC would be set up at Chingkhei Ching Residential School, equipped with all the necessary facilities. Urging to stranded natives who have yet to submit the forms to do so at the earliest, the MLA appealed to all concerned to fill in the correct details so as to prevent it from getting rejected.
Meanwhile, around 107 people are being quarantined at government-designated quarantine centres in the state, a report by State Surveillance Officer IDSP Manipur Dr L Tomcha Khuman informed on Thursday.
According to the report, 417 people were screened at Mao and were at Jiribam. On top of this, 400 (truck) drivers and handymen were screened at ISBT; 200 (oil tankers) at YAS Complex, Khuman Lampak, and 26 (bullet tankers) at Sekmai bottling plant.
As per the report, 34 people tested negative for COVID-19 at RIMS, while 25 tested negative at JNIMS on Thursday. COVID-19

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