Coronavirus: Manipur CM urges people to switch off lights at 9pm, as advised by PM Modi

By: |
Published: April 5, 2020 12:08:30 PM

COVID-19: Meanwhile, a senior official here said that the third consignment of medical essentials - required in the state's effort to combat COVID-19 - has reached Imphal.

coronavirus, coronavirus outbreak, coronavirus updates, coronavirus treatment updates india, coronavirus updates manipur, coronavirus power cut sunday, coronavirus n biren singh, coronavirus latest updatesManipur has reported two COVID-19 cases so far. (Image: PTI)

Coronavirus lockdown: Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Sunday urged people to switch off lights for nine minutes at 9 pm and illuminate home and surroundings with candles and lamps, as advised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Taking to Twitter, the CM also emphasised the importance of social distancing, amid the spurt in COVID-19 cases across the country.

Catch live updates on coronavirus here

“To defeat the darkness of despair & light our lives with hope, let’s switch off all lights for 9 mins at 9 pm tonight & illuminate our surroundings with Candles, Diyas, Torch or Flashlights. Let’s maintain social distancing & do it carefully as advised by PM @narendramodi ji,” he tweeted.

Meanwhile, a senior official here said that the third consignment of medical essentials – required in the state’s effort to combat COVID-19 – has reached Imphal. The chief minister had on Saturday stated that the consignment comprises personal protective equipment, sanitisers and gloves, among other things.

“IL-76 aircraft has just landed at the Bir Tikendrajit International Airport, Imphal with 14 tonnes of medical supplies, PPE, masks, sanitizer, hand gloves, Sodium Hypochlorite etc. Thanks to the #IndianAirforce,” he had tweeted. Manipur has reported two COVID-19 cases so far. The first patient is a woman with travel history to the UK, while the second man, who contracted the disease, had attended a congregation at Delh’s Nizamuddin. Family members of both the patients have tested negative for COVID-19.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE and NSE and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Financial Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest Biz news and updates.

Next Stories
1Coronavirus in Maharashtra: Fresh face-off between MVA and Devendra Fadnavis, govt says no central assistance received
2Mumbai: Major fire at five-storey hotel, 25 people rescued
3PM Narendra Modi congratulates Sri Lankan PM Rajapaksa on completing 50 years as a parliamentarian