New Delhi: In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the Manipur government on Thursday ordered closure of all schools in the state till March 31 beginning from Thursday. After Delhi and Uttarakhand, the state government of Manipur has taken this move as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the virus. Also Read - Manipur Becomes Fourth State Under Inner Line Permit: All You Need to Know About ILP
“All government, aided and private schools should be closed till the specified date to reduce mass gatherings,” an order issued by Commissioner (Education-Schools) T Ranjit stated. Also Read - 'You Can't Underestimate Us': 8-Year-Old Manipur Girl Urges PM to Implement Climate Change Laws
However, the state government clarified that the ongoing examinations conducted by the Council of Higher Secondary Education, Manipur, will not be affected by the order. Also Read - Manipur Declares Holiday For Govt Schools, Offices as MHA Clears ILP For Implemention; to be 'Exempted' From Centre's CAB
On March 10, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh said that the international border with Myanmar has been closed as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
“As a precautionary measure of transmission of Coronavirus /COVID-19, the international border with Myanmar has been closed including gate no 1 and 2 in Moreh until further orders,” Singh said in a tweet.
As per the order from the state government, the Manipur government has prohibited the movement of people across the border.
“Concerned authorities, including district magistrates, IGAR(S), Assistant Commissioner/Imphal Customs Division, State police are instructed to take necessary action immediately, including keeping the concerned gates closed,” the order read.