Two special trains one from Bharuch in Gujarat and another from Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala have arrived in Manipur carrying 1,301 stranded people of the state.

The train from Gujarat ferrying altogether 394 stranded residents of the state, reached Jiribam Railway Station at 2 pm on Thursday.

Another train from Kerala, ferrying a total of 907 stranded residents of Manipur arrived around 5.15 am at the station.

Altogether 11 State transport department buses were used for ferrying 394 returnees from Gujarat while a total of 29 buses were pressed into service for ferrying the 907 returnees to their respective districts.

At the Jiribam Railway Station, all the returnees travelling in the special trains from Gujarat and Kerala were screened by the authorities.

The returnees boarded the buses after undergoing necessary screening process and other mandatory procedures under the supervision of the Jiribam district administration.

They will remain in isolation at the community quarantine centres for 14 days, sources added.

Meanwhile, state’s Covid-19 tally goes up to 55 with the detection of 11 more new positive cases today, the state health department sources said.

With the recovery and his subsequent discharge from the hospitals, the total number of recovered cases increased to 5.

Earlier the state’s first two cases were recovered during treatment and discharged from hospital in April while two others who happens to be mother and son were also discharged from the hospital after they recovers this month.

With the new development, the total number of positive cases in the state has increased to 55 while the number of active cases is 50, according to a press release issued by spokesperson of the state health department.

The release further stated that the newly detected active cases will be shifted to the Covid Care facilities at RIMS and JNIMS.

Stating that their conditions are stable, it also informed that the necessary control measures are also taken up.


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