Stranded people from Manipur including students, employees of government and private companies, ailing persons and others have started arriving in the state by bus from several cities, Manipur chief minister N Biren said.
Since it is mandatory to keep them in community quarantine for at least 14 days, all the 60 Assembly segments have opened at least one quarantine centre, The Hindu reported.
The MLAs concerned are acting as chairmen of the committees with Superintendents of Police, DCs and some officials acting as members.
Special Secretary (Home) Gyan Prakash has issued an order in this regard.
“Persons coming to Manipur now have not been confirmed positive for the disease and people should not stigmatize them,” Prakash said.
He said first train, carrying 1,140 persons from Bengaluru, is scheduled to leave on the midnight of May 10 and reach the Jiribam railway station in Manipur on the morning of May 13.
“If there are no medical issues, these passengers will be allowed to go home after 14 days of community quarantine,” he added.
Chief secretary J Suresh Babu said 50 buses left Imphal on May 9 for Jiribam from where those coming from Bengaluru will be brought to Imphal.