IFP EDITORIAL: The returnees cannot be clubbed together with other aspiring entrepreneurs or budding innovators. The returnees come with different skill sets which may or may not find a place in our environment. So, there is a need to devote a separate category for the returnees within the framework of the StartUp scheme.
Organic farming, animal husbandry, handicraft making, wood work and food making are some of the fruitful activities being taken up by the young unemployed boys and girls in the district.
Eleven persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Manipur on Monday.
Making good use of their stay at their hometown, around 500 returnees took part in the cleanliness drive from Dungrei junction till Kharasom Junction which is about 5 kilometre stretch in Ukhrul town.
The Kuki Inpi Kangpokpi District expressed that the move by the government would result in more community spread.
Located at Farmlane, the new 120-bedded Covid Care Centre at Mini Secretariat complex Tamenglong was inaugurated by district deputy commissioner Armstrong Pame.
Returnees of Tamenglong district on Thursday collected and disposed of wastes littered at the Boys Hostel, Khuman Lampak Complex in Imphal.
With the 12 new cases, the number of COVID-19 positive cases has surged to 240 in Tamenglong.
The cumulative number of positive cases in the state has risen to 2,286 out of which 727 are active cases while 1,559 are recovered cases.
Till July 24, 2020, 6.30 pm, as per state government press release, there are 62,015 state natives who have returned home.
ADCTA president Taluiyang Kahmei expressed his gratitude to the people working in the essential services for their commendable, ongoing contributions and services to the society during the outbreak of COVID- 19 pandemic.
Of the total 208 COVID-19 cases, 71 are active cases while 137 persons have recovered from the infection.
The community quarantine centres will be shut down from July 25 as no more people of the assembly constituency has claimed that they are returning into the state.
Kuki Baptist Convention Centre Church Kangpokpi volunteered to provide catering service for 15 days after the Kangpokpi Christian Church ended its voluntary catering service to returnees at various institutional quarantine centres for a month.
The drivers have been sent for home quarantine on Tuesday after testing COVID-19 negative and on completion of their quarantine period.
Twenty-three more persons, five males and 18 females, tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, state health department said on Tuesday.
Fifty-four more persons tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, taking the total active cases in the state to 407.
The number COVID-19 active cases in Manipur rose to 293 as 55 more were tested positive for Coronavirus on Thursday..
Many stranded citizens, who booked return tickets to Imphal after the flight services resumed in the state, shared harrowing experiences faced over repeated flight ticket cancellations by authorities.
The government had recently urged private firms and employers to hire skilled labourers from amongst the returnees who have been trained in trades required by them.
So far as many as 19,854 tests have been conducted in the state. The rates of test per million population has now improved to 6,966. The positivity rate is 1.56, the state health department said.
Manipur now has 243 active COVID-19 cases.
Of the total 272 COVID-19 positive cases reported so far, 214 are active cases while the number of recovery stands at 58 in the state.
Of the total 157 COVID-19 positive cases, 105 cases are active, state health department said.
Of the total 132 COVID-19 positive cases reported in the state, 91 cases are active, the state health department said.
Chief medical officer Tamenglong Dr Chambo Gonmei urged everyone not to discriminate against COVID-19 positive patients but give support and comfort them.
The train journey of returnees to Manipur was terminated at Guwahati as incessant rains washed away the railway track between Lamding and Badarpur in Assam.
“We have seen various groups expressing their concern. Even the government has taken serious note of this and hence the decision,” Deputy Chief Minister Tynsong said.
So far, 20 trains ferrying returnees have arrived at the Jiribam railway station, the transport department said on Saturday.
All 436 are returnees from different cities like Shillong, Guwahati, Bhopal, Chennai, Pune and Delhi, according to the district administration.
The tireless and unwavering efforts of the district administration, security forces, churches and the public at large have enabled to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 in the district so far.
Shramik special train which left Banglaore with 1,660 passengers on May 23 arrived at Jiribam railway station at around 9:50 pm on Tuesday. It was the fourteenth train reaching Jiribam after evacuation of state natives began.
All passengers should download and install AAROGYA SETU application in their mobile before travel.
"Returnees in the quarantine centres came out of the centres to buy alcohols and spend leisure time in the centres without maintaining social distancing."
The village in Manipur hills has arranged a pickup truck which is driven by drivers equipped with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to transport the returnees after they undergo screening at Mao