Manipur Lockdown Extension News: Keeping in mind the rising cases of coronavirus in the state, the Manipur government on Sunday extended the lockdown in the state for another 15 days. Also Read - Video | Mumbai's Juhu Beach Remains Deserted As Cyclone Tauktae Wreaks Havoc In Mumbai

Addressing a press conference, Chief Minister N Biren Singh said the lockdown will be extended in the state from July 1 to 15. Also Read - Delhi Registers 4524 Fresh COVID-19 Cases, 10,918 Recoveries In Last 24 Hours

However, the chief minister, considering the hardships faced by the public, allowed the inter-district bus services to resume with proper preventive measures and guidelines. The state government said that no other public transport will be allowed to operate in the state in the next 15 days. Also Read - COVID19 Recovery Incomplete Even After 21 Days Due to Fibrosis | Doctor Explains Why

During the press conference, the chief minister said that people infected with the virus are mostly from other states including two medical officers from Bishnupur district hospital.

Issuing a statement, the state government said that in the last late 24 hours, 93 people have tested positive for COVID-19, taking the total number of cases to 1185. “There are 730 active cases and 455 recovered cases in the state,” the state government said.

As per updates on Jun 25, the state’s COVID-19 count crossed the 1,000 mark with 86 more people testing positive for the disease.

All 55 fresh cases were reported from worst-hit Tamenglong district, followed by 12 from Ukhrul, four from Kakching, three from Imphal East, two each from Bishnupur, Churachandpur, Kamjong, Senapati and Thoubal districts and one each from Imphal East and Kangpokpi districts.

Meanwhile, 26 people have been cured of the disease and were discharged from hospitals, taking the total number of recoveries in the state to 354. The recovery rate is 33.52 per cent in the state.