Manipur: Unruly Inmates of quarantine centers would be jailed, warns chief minister N Biren Singh

Mischievous and undisciplined inmates of quarantine centers would be jailed, warned Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Tuesday.

“The State Government has now kept aside a separate block in Central Jail, Sajiwa which can accommodate 90 inmates to jail the mischievous inmates,” Biren told reporters.

Reacting to some reports that some inmates do not bother to maintain safety guidelines laid down by the Government at this time of crisis, the chief minister said it would never be possible to keep a vigil on anybody round the clock.

The Chief Minister, along with State Health and Family Welfare Minister, L. Jayantakumar, and Youth Affairs and Sports Minister, Letpao Haokip, were inspecting the ongoing works at UNACCO School, Meitram in Imphal West District for the opening of a COVID Care Center.

“COVID Care Center at UNACCO School will start functioning from tomorrow. The Center had earlier planned to have only 100 beds. However, it now has the scope of increasing the capacity up to 300,” he added.

Among the 16 districts of the state, Churachandpur district has the highest number of COVID-19 cases and containment zones, the Chief Minister said, adding that District Hospital, Bishnupur, has also started admitting COVID-19 patients apart from RIMS and JNIMS.

At present, Manipur has a total of 282 confirmed cases of the COVID-19, of which 218 are active and 64 have been recovered from the deadly infection.