People coming back from red zone may carry virus: Manipur DY CM

People coming back from red zone may carry virus: Manipur DY CM

Yumnam Joykumar Manipur DY CM Yumnam Joykumar Manipur DY CM

In Manipur, so far, there are 3 corona positive cases, and 2 out of the 3 have been cured. However, the state faces several other problems amid the Covid19 pandemic. In conversation with Afreeda Hussain, editor of Inside Ne, Dy CM of Manipur Y. Joykumar Singh answers some important questions.

Q. How's the overall scenario after the lockdown?

DY CM: Manipur has been lucky so far due to less entry and exit points from the state. Now, the main priority is to bring people from outside to Manipur. We have more than 1000 comings from Chennai by train. The concern is them passing through red zones. But, Manipur has a robust health system, and as you see the first 2 cases have been discharged from the hospital.

Q. How do you see the migrant Manipuris coming back?

DY CM: The govt is now arranging buses and is yet to formulate a policy. But, we may have to go back to horticulture and cottage industry.

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Q. What are your concerns about the economic scenario ahead with PM Modi's call for going local?

DY CM: We have to follow the PM's goal of self-reliance and lead a simple life instead of a luxury. We have to focus on the primary sector and self-reliance. The rest will come slowly since the secondary and tertiary sectors are now closed. We have to exploit the local industries.

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: May 15, 2020