Relaxation of lockdown risky as COVID-19 tally continues to rise, says Manipur Youth Congress

“The cabinet also decided that the Interstate bus transportation will be resumed. How such activities are being allowed amid this pandemic?"

Manipur Pradesh Youth Congress Committee, president Mahananda Nungleppam on Sunday expressed concern over the rising COVID-19 positive cases in the state and said that it would be risky if the lockdown is relaxed.

In a press meet held at Congress Bhawan, Mahananda said that some of the positive patients have been declared negative. “Their recovery is good but we should not take it lightly because the state is not completely free of coronavirus. The chief minister said there is no local transmission or community transmission yet but on what basis he is making such bold claims,” he questioned.  

“The cabinet also decided that the Interstate bus transportation will be resumed. How such activities are being allowed amid this pandemic?” he questioned while further demanding answers on how the state government is taking care of waste disposal from the quarantine centres.

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First Published:June 28, 2020, 11:48 p.m.