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Jiribam: Interstate border closed; Imposed public curfew

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Jiribam, March 24

 

To guard against the spread of Novel Coronavirus in the State, the inter-State border of Jiribam District was closed down till  March 31, 2020.

The shut down of the inter-State border was imposed as a preventive measure to counter COVID-19, as Jiribam District is the western border of Manipur which has inter-State boundary with Assam State.

There is much speculation about entering outsiders through the entry point.

Meanwhile, Addl. District Magistrate (in-charge), Jiribam S. Indrajit Singh has issued an order under Sub- Section 2 of Section 144 Cr. P.C, 1973 which prohibited the movement of any person outside their respective residence from 0800 hours of 24th March until further order. However, during prohibitory, the order shall not apply to government agencies involved in the enforcement of law and order and other essential services.

On the other hand, the District Administration of Jiribam is also mapping to set up Quarantine and isolation facilities at some specific location to counter and for prevention of the anticipated risk of the potential spread of deadly coronavirus in respect of Jiribam.

Rinku Khumukcham

Rinku Khumukcham, Editor of Imphal Times has more than 15+ years in the field of Journalism. A seasoned editor, was a former editor of ISTV News. He resides in Keishamthong Elangbam Leikai, with his wife and parents. Rinku can be contacted at [email protected] 

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