Stranded Manipuris brought back from Uttarkhand

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Imphal: A special train from Uttarakhand, ferrying stranded residents of Manipur due to nationwide lockdown imposed to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, reached Jiribam railway station on Thursday evening.

All together 1,145 residents of the state were brought back by the train.

26 passengers from Ukhrul district, 49 from Churachandpur and Pherzawl districts, 34 from Tengnoupal and Chandel districts underwent necessary screening process conducted by the authorities. They left their respective districts in the state transport department buses.

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The state transport department buses also transported 312 residents of Thoubal District including 12 children, 35 of Kangpokpi district, 25 of Senapati district and 7 of Tamenglong district to their respective districts from Jiribam railway station.

69 passengers too boarded the state transport buses for Kakching district, 73 passengers including 3 babies of Bishnupur district, 28 including 3 babies of Noney and Kamjong districts, 222 including 12 babies of Imphal West district and 255 residents including 7 babies of Imphal East district also left the railway station in state transport buses for their respective districts. 10 residents of Jiribam district were also in the special train.

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At the Jiribam station, all the returnees travelling in the special train from Uttarakhand 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 community quarantine centres for 14 days, a DIPR press release said.

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