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Kamjong, March 22
Citing the close bonds amongst different ethnic communities residing in Manipur, Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister Nemcha Kipgen called for peaceful co existence coupled with a sense of brotherhood, love and forgiveness to bring amicable solutions and restoration to normalcy during the times of crises or any misunderstandings. This was stated by the Minister during her visits to relief camps at Chassad village this Friday along with the local MLA Shri K. Leishiyo.

Minister Nemcha expressed that since time immemorial, different ethnic communities of our state reside in unity like a close knit family. She appealed that the recent incident in Chassad and Sampui villages was a deed of some miscreants and it should not be given a communal colour in any forms.

Nemcha strongly urged all the people to forgive and march forward towards the path of development and she hoped that the state will not witness any unfortunate incidents in future. She also assured that she will discuss the grievances of the people to Chief Minister, N. Biren Singh and will ensure that the affected villages will be rehabilitated at the earliest.

During the visit, Social Welfare Minister handed over relief materials such as rice – 99 bags, potato – 19 bags, Onion – 5 bags, Plastic chairs – 86 pcs, Non clothing items – 5 bags, Sugar – 10 bags, Dal – 24 bags, Plates – 400 pcs, Blankets – 150 pcs, Water storage syntax – 5, Salt – 10 bags, Mustard Oil – 41 boxes, cooking utensils – 6, Solar lamps and other essentials daily items like bathing and detergent soaps – 7 boxes, towels – 150pcs, tooth brush & tooth paste – 3 boxes, tarpaulin – 20pcs, Huggies Diapers – 9 boxes. PRO to Minister, Social Welfare, Hollen Haokip also extended financial assistance (1 month Salary) to the affected ones.

Minister Nemcha in the presence of MLA, Phungyar A/C, K. Leishiyo, Deputy Commissioner, Kamjong District, Kengoo Zuringla and SP, Kamjong District, Gonglin Faumei also convened a meeting with the Peace Committee. At the meeting, Smt Nemcha extended a financial assistance to injured and affected persons as well as sugar, milk & tea leaves (as per customary law) to the committee as a gesture to bring amicable and peaceful solutions of the said incident.

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Mumbai, March 22

A 63 year old man having a chronic history of diabetes, high blood pressure, and ischemic heart disease and who had tested positive for Coronavirus, succumbed to illness on Saturday night in Mumbai (Maharashtra), taking the death toll to five, officials said.

The man was admitted to the H N Reliance Hospital in South Mumbai on Saturday. He developed acute respiratory distress syndrome leading to his death, the Brihamumbai Municipal Corporation said in a statement said. The total number of coronavirus positive patients in Maharashtra has risen to 74 with 10 more positive cases reported in the last 24 hours, officials said. Of the 10 new cases, 6 are in Mumbai and 4 in Pune, they said on Sunday.

The death toll due to the Coronavirus includes: The first casualty of coronavirus infection  reported from Kalburgi in Karnataka. The second patient was a 68-year-old woman, who died at Delhi's Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital. Third patient with COVID-19 infection passed away in Mumbai's Kasturba hospital(Maharashtra) late last week. The 70-year-old patient, who had developed morbid conditions like diabetes, in Punjab. The 63 year old man become the fifth victim.

Maharashtra has so far reported the highest number of Coronavirus cases in the country.

Earlier this week, a COVID-19 patient died in Mumbai. Now this is the second case of death due to coronavirus.

In the meanwhile a lock down was witnessed in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Panvel, Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad,Nagpur and other areas of Maharashtra, in view of an appeal for “Janata Curfew” by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday.

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