Indo-Myanmar Border In Kamjong Dist Suspended For One Month Amid Covid

The suspension order is issued in view of the possible risk of spread of Covid from across the border to the district.

Acting swiftly on the directives of the deputy secretary Home, Government of Manipur, Worshang Hungyo district magistrate Kamjong has temporarily suspended existing Free Movement Regime (FMR) along the Indo-Myanmar border in Kamjong district for a period of one month with immediate effect from June 30 and until further orders.

“Violators shall be booked under relevant laws and rules,” the order issued by DM Kamjong warned.

With the order coming into effect, movement of people and goods across the border has come to an abrupt end.

Temporary suspension order is effected considering the prevailing Covid-19 scenario in the state with an average of over 500 new positive cases daily and in view of the possible risk of spread of the infection from the porous border to the district from the free movement of people and goods.

Given its proximity with the Indo-Mayanmar border, temporary restriction imposed on the free movement of people and goods is needed to prevent the spread of diseases. The porous border has being a safe haven for elements engaged in illegal businesses to carried out their money minting mission.

Manipur’s Kamjong district share a sizeable portion of porous border with the neighbouring Mayanmar regime. Kamjong is known for its rich forest cover in the region.

Meanwhile, Kamjong district on Thursday reported three Covid-19 positive cases out of
the 95 samples collected.

The district total active cases as of Thursday stands at 22 and the cumulative number of positive cases has risen to 457.

The updated cumulative number of samples collected and result declared for persons who have taken test in Kamjong district is 9170.

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