Govt will bear train fare expenses to bring back stranded persons

Imphal (DIPR): The State Cabinet today approved that the passenger’s fare for bringing back stranded persons to Manipur by train will be borne by the government. The decision was taken in a Cabinet meeting held with Chief Minister N. Biren Singh in the chair at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat today.

The Cabinet also decided that the costs for other modes of travel will be met by passengers themselves. The State Government will issue necessary passes for facilitating their movement in this regard.

The Cabinet also thoroughly discussed about the management of quarantine centers in the State. Those stranded persons returning to the State who are neither COVID suspects nor COVID contacts, and asymptomatic, shall be kept under home quarantine as per protocol. However, if community objects to Home Quarantine, for any such returnee, such person will be accommodated in Community Quarantine.  All arrangements for boarding and lodging etc. in Community Quarantine Centers will be made by the community through local clubs, village authorities, etc. with involvement of MLAs concerned and Deputy Commissioners. However the State Government will bear Rs. 200 per head per day towards food for returnees accommodated in Community Quarantine Centers. The Deputy Commissioners through local clubs may organize food for inmates.

The Cabinet also decided to resume earlier lockdown restrictions imposed during phase II of lockdown notified on 20.04.2020 with the modification that wholesale markets will be open on all days except Sundays till 17th May, 2020.

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