MLA Alfred Kanngam Arthur on Saturday announced that he will bear the expenses of quarantine centres at village level for all the villages under 44-Ukhrul Assembly Constituency.
Tangkhul Naga Long, the apex body of Tangkhul community, has directed that every returnee should undergo 28 days of quarantine, 14 days at institutional quarantine and another 14 days at village quarantine centre in lieu of home quarantine. This is mandatory for every returnee within Tangkhul area.
As it has been the case, the expenditures of the first 14 days of institutional quarantine have been borne by the state government at the rate of Rs 200 per day per person. The expenditure of the second phase of quarantine at the village level is to be borne by the respective returnee. Appreciating that this would add to the burden of the returnees, the MLA of 44-Ukhrul Assembly Constituency has decided to bear their expenses.
Member of 44-Ukhrul AC COVID-19 Management Committee, AC Tamyo informed that ration including rice, dal, sugar, potato, eggs, onions, garlics, tea leaf, salt, chilly and ngari can be collected by representatives of each village quarantine centre from June 1 between 7am to 10am from Mini Auditorium Hall, Mini Secretariat Complex, Ukhrul.
Secretary of Hunphun Ukhrul COVID19 Committee, Khayingthing A Shimray in a press note has expressed profound gratitude to MLA of 44-Ukhrul Assembly Constituency Alfred Kanngam Arthur for his tireless contribution and systematic strategy in arranging quarantine centres in the fight against COVID-19.
The press note also lauded the decision of the MLA to provide ration for all the quarantine centres under his constituency.
Under Hunphun Ukhrul COVID-19 Committee, there are around 14 Tang Quarantine Centres. "For this, the Committee, with the approval of Hunphun Ukhrul Village Authority, has advised all the Tang Quarantine Centre Management Committee to collect Rs 200 per head per day to manage their mess. The daily food is catered by the concern tang. It should be clear that this arrangement has nothing to do with the District Administration or that of the MLA of 44-Ukhrul AC. "
The press note also clarified that the quarantine centres at Hunphun are only meant for returnees belonging to Hunphun and other villages under 44-Ukhrul AC due to shortage of space and quarantine centres and that they would not be able to arrange accommodation for returnees from other Assembly Constituency.
The press note also appealed to the press "not to publish any news story without factual verification from the concern authority to avoid confusion. We are compelled to issue this Press Communiqué following the unsavoury news item which appears in some local daily regarding quarantine centres of Ukhrul."
As many as 295 returnees reached home today from Haryana. So far, a total of 2,554 persons have come home. 99 swab samples were collected today. Till date, 582 swab samples have been taken, out of which result of 197 have been declared. Swab samples of 1972 are yet to be collected. So far, no sample has been tested positive from Ukhrul.