354 persons arrested, 327 vehicles detained for defying lockdown in Manipur
Imphal, March 30 (EMN): Manipur police on Monday arrested 354 persons and detained 327 vehicles, from across the districts for defying the ongoing curfew and lockdown being imposed by the government, to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus in the state.
In Imphal west district, the district police arrested 168 persons under 109 CrPC and 143 vehicles were detained, said district police.
The arrested persons were produced before executive magistrates by registering 18 non-FIR cases at different police stations in the district.
Similarly, in Thoubal district, police detained 130 persons and a fine of INR 4000 was imposed of them. A total of 30 vehicles were detained.
In Churachandpur district, a total of 56 persons were apprehended and 39 vehicles were detained.
It has informed that the district police will intensify the drive and therefore, appealed to general public to extend cooperation to the district administration.
On Sunday, the Imphal west district police arrested 157 persons for violating norms the ongoing total lockdown, besides detaining a total of 115 vehicles. A fine of INR 2300 was imposed on them.
Meanwhile, SP K Meghachandra of Imphal west district has appealed to the general public to extend cooperation to the police in the efforts to prevent the spreading of the disease.
He also informed that retail shops will be opened on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays while wholesale shops will be open on Tuesday in Imphal west, Thoubal and Kakching districts, Thursday in Imphal east and Bishnupur districts, and on Saturday in all the other districts with different timing as per the order of government.
He urged the public to strictly follow social distancing and avoid going to crowded places and further warned that strictly actions will be taken against the voilators as per the law.
200-bed quarantine centre to be ready soon — Manipur CM
Imphal, March 30 (PTI): Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Monday said a 200-bed emergency quarantine centre in the state will soon be ready.
Singh inspected the site where the facility is being constructed at Langthabal in Imphal West district.
A 23-year-old woman who recently returned from the United Kingdom is the lone COVID-19 patient in Manipur, health officials said.
Meanwhile, state government spokesperson Th Bishwajit said that the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE), masks, sanitisers and thermal scanners to the government quarantine centres in the state will be increased.
At present, there are 14 government quarantine centres with a total capacity of 629 beds where 210 persons were quarantined till Sunday, Bishwajit said.
Imphal East and West districts have two such centres each with a total capacity of 174 beds, officials said.
Every other district barring Kamjong, Tamenglong and Jiribam has one quarantine facility, they said.
Two isolation wards have been set up at the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) and the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) for Covid-19 patients, the officials added.