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The Manipur government has sent four buses to Guwahati to bring back 84 passengers stranded in the capital city of Assam.

The passengers are currently staying at the Manipur Bhavan in Guwahati.

State government on Wednesday issued a transit/movement pass in this respect.

The four buses with a driver and a handyman each left Imphal around 5.30 pm on Wednesday.

P Vaiphei, principal Secretary, general administration department (GAD) and transport handed over 500 bottles of hand sanitisers and face masks for use at the Manipur Bhavan, Guwahati, and by the stranded passengers.

Packaged drinking water was also handed over to the drivers.

The Manipur Police has requested both the Assam Police and the Nagaland Police to inform all check points along the route for the smooth passage of these buses, official sources said.

Additional Director of the Manipur Health Department Dr Khoirom Sasheekumar Mangang said that the 84 persons would return to the State on May 1.

They will be received at the Mao entry point between 6 to 12 noon.

Symptomatic individuals will be referred to the RIMS and the JNIMS, he said in a press release.

Non-symptomatic persons will be escorted to the quarantine centres at Imphal for testing, the release added.

Those persons with negative results will be sent to their homes for quarantine.

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