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Manipur extends lockdown till July 15, allows inter-district buses to ply

DY 365 2020-06-28 22:07:15

June 28, 2020: The Manipur government on Sunday decided to extend lockdown restrictions for another 15 days in the wake of a surge in the novel coronavirus cases.

Addressing a press conference, Chief Minister N Biren Singh said that the lockdown will be extended in the state from July 1 to 15.

However, the Chief Minister, considering the hardships faced by the public, allowed the inter-district bus services to resume with proper preventive measures and guidelines. The state government said that no other public transport will be allowed to operate in the state in the next 15 days.

Daily domestic flight service, which was limited to only one flight a day, would be increased to five from Monday, the Chief Minister said.

As per updates on Jun 25, the state’s COVID-19 count crossed the 1,000 mark with 86 more people testing positive for the disease.

Meanwhile, 26 people have been cured of the disease and were discharged from hospitals, taking the total number of recoveries in the state to 354. The recovery rate is 33.52 per cent in the state.