About 20 returnees staying at Moijing High school in Thoubal on Saturday staged a sit-in protest against the alleged negligence in looking after them and said that the centre has turned into a COVID-19 transmission spot.
The casual attitude of some of the inmates indicates that they had willfully defied the set rules and norms of a quarantine centre or the volunteers have totally failed to train the inmates to obey rules or codes of behavior to be followed and observed.
Chief Minister Biren Singh said that eight inmates, including the six inmates involved in S Kula Womens’ College case, have been jailed for violating protocols and guidelines.
During a ‘virtual rally’ conducted at the present state BJP office in Imphal, The chief minister said that the government will not tolerate any person or group of individuals who violate the rules and regulations to be followed within the premises of the quarantine centers.
Maintaining the standard operating procedures (SOPs), the minister also interacted with the inmates and shared his happiness over their completion of the quarantine period.
Inmates of Nambol quarantine centre reportedly refrained from taking their lunch to protest against the “drawn-out” delay in testing for COVID-19 despite some inmates showing symptoms.
There were a total of 103 inmates in the Diligent High School quarantine centre.