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COVID-19 update: Manipur govt. to provide Rs 2000 to stranded residents

COVID-19 update: Manipur govt. to provide Rs 2000 to stranded residents

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  7 April 2020 12:19 PM GMT

GUWAHATI: Manipur government has decided to transfer a financial assistance of Rs.2000 from the CM's COVID-19 RELIEF FUND to the Bank accounts of each person who are stranded outside the State during the lockdown.

The CM of Manipur N. Biren Singh tweeted on this.

https://twitter.com/NBirenSingh/status/1247444485132279808

“My dear brothers and sisters, my fellow Manipuris living near and far. It’s the time of crisis but it’s no time to panic. It is time to settle down and apply our minds to fight against this virus,” the CM said in a statement.

Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had made a similar announcement previously where those stranded abroad were to receive given $2000 as assistance.

“Those who have travelled outside the country in the last 30 days for various reasons for attending seminars, exchange students, business related work and even tourists and are not being able to return to Assam as airlines have shut down, they will each be given 2,000 dollars in their respective accounts, “ Sarma said during a press meet on March 20.

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