Indo-Myanmar border closed in wake of COVID-19 threat

Imphal: Manipur government has indefinitely closed the Indo-Myanmar border in view of possible threat of transmission of Coronavirus/COVID-19.

An order issued by the state home department on Monday stated that the state government has prohibited movement of people across the international border and accordingly orders closure of Gate No. 1, No. 2, Moreh and other crossing points along Manipur sector of Indo-Myanmar border until further orders.

Concerned authorities, including district Magistrates, IGAR(S), assistant commissioner/Imphal Customs Division, state police are instructed to take necessary action immediately, including keeping the concerned gates closed, the order added.

Till Monday there were 43 cases of COVID-19 including those three cases from Kerala who were recovered.

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