84 stranded Manipuris return to Imphal

    Imphal, May 2 (PTI) A total of 84 Manipuris, stranded
in Assam's Guwahati, reached Imphal on Saturday in four buses
sent by the Manipur government to bring them back, officials
    They were stranded at the Manipur Bhavan in Guwahati,
they said.
    The returnees were screened at Mao Gate at Manipur's
border with Nagaland and will be quarantined at a facility in
Imphal West district and their samples will be tested for
COVID-19, the officials said.
    Health Minister L Jayantakumar Singh welcomed the
stranded Manipuris in the state capital. "As per protocol,
they will be quarantined for 14 days," he said.
    Officials, however, said if all of them tested
negative for the disease, the authorities concerned will
decide if they can be home quarantined. PTI COR

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