Manipur: Govt likely to impose state-wide total lockdown

Manipur: Govt likely to impose state-wide total lockdown

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In the wake of a sharp rise in the COVID-19 cases, the Manipur government is likely to re-impose total lockdown soon.

Informing this, the Chief Minister of the state N Biren Singh on Monday said that the government is now discussing the possible chances of imposing a state-wide lockdown in order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus any further.

According to a government official, the decision of imposing a total lockdown in the state will be taken in a couple of days. The chief minister said the situation in the past few days is quite alarming in the state.

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Singh further added that the government has identified the affected areas and pockets adding that the lockdown will be imposed in these areas to prevent the further spread of the pandemic.

The state witnessed 117 deaths so far while the number of active and recovered cases is 3,748 and 11,913 respectively.

The recovery rate in the state is 75.50 percent with the recovery of 172 patients in the past 24 hours.

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: Oct 20, 2020