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Manipur State Consultative Committee for COVID-19 held a crucial meeting on Tuesday to discuss the prevailing situation in the State after relaxation of the lockdown and issues of bringing in stranded Manipuris from all over the country, sources said.

Chief minister N Biren Singh also shared the information in a social media post on Tuesday.

However, what has been discussed during the day’s meeting which was held at the chief ninister’s secretariat was not known officially yet.

Chief minister Biren also reportedly chaired a review meeting of the Task Force of Agriculture and Horticulture Departments on Tuesday to discuss on bringing another green revolution in the State through multiple cropping of indigenous rice variety developed by Indian Council of Agricultural Research & Central Agricultural University and supported by Irrigation department, sources added.

It may be recalled that a 21-member State Consultative Committee for COVID-19 was constituted in Manipur following a Cabinet decision on April 20 with chief minister N Biren Singh as its chairperson, to fight COVID-19.

In its previous meeting, the committee which includes five ministers and five MLAs, including three from the Opposition party, had reportedly discussed the issue of stranded residents of the State who are presently staying at various parts of the country.

Five days after the nationwide lockdown to tackle the outbreak of COVID-19, the State Government launched a website (www.tengbang.in) to reach out to citizens stranded outside the State.

On Saturday, 92 stranded people including 87 from Guwahati were brought back to Imphal by arranging four buses by the State Government.

It may recalled that the two COVID-19 cases of the State, who were confirmed positive for the disease on March 24 and April 2 respectively, were discharged from the hospitals here after treatment on April 12 and April 21 respectively.

Since then no new COVID-19 positive case is reported.

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