Manipur Cabinet decides to shut down city markets

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Imphal: Manipur Cabinet has on Wednesday decided to shut down Ima Keithel, Poana bazaar, Thangal Bazaar, and all the other main markets within Imphal valley as a precautionary measure and in consideration of the stranded citizens arriving from other states.

Rural areas will be exempted from the shut down as per considerations.

The Cabinet decided to make all the necessary arrangements for the citizens stranded outside Manipur and the government will bear all the train expenses to reach till Northeast. Except for Red zone districts.

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It decided that all the necessary arrangement will be given to stranded citizens of Manipur in Northeastern states however, the expenses will borne by themselves to reach Manipur,  except for Red zone districts.

The state Cabinet also decided to accept the NPA (non-practicing allowance) demands of the doctors as a special pay.

For stranded migrants government will bear train fare and Rs 200 per head for one day meal per person during community quarantine. Lockdown will continue except essential commodities transport, chief minister N. Biren Singh said.

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