Manipur extends curbs in Greater Imphal area till May 16

  • | Saturday | 8th May, 2021

On Thursday, Manipur recorded 380 fresh cases, taking the state’s total tally to 33,733. Thirteen Covid-19 patients also died, taking the state’s death toll to 447.

Manipur has extended restrictions imposed in areas under Imphal Municipal Corporation(IMC) and Greater Imphal till May 16. Only last week, on April 30, Greater Imphal was declared a containment zone for seven days to check the Covid-19 spread.

Chief Secretary in charge MH Khan, who is also the chairman in charge of the state executive committee of the state disaster management authority, issued an order in this regard on Thursday night.

One in every three wholesale shops in Imphal may open on rotation from 6 am to 10 am. If the shops or vendors are in congested rows, only alternate rows shall be allowed to open. Queue system should be adopted by all shops and vendors, it suggested.

Activities allowed are a movement of goods vehicles carrying oxygen/oxygen cylinders, LPG and oil tankers, and vehicles of other essential services such as power supply, water supply, waste/garbage clearance, public distribution system(PDS), medical/Covid services, and vehicles of personnel of departments/organizations.

All healthcare facilities, including animal healthcare, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and movement of healthcare workers, all pharmacies, including those selling veterinary medicines besides all persons going for Covid-19 vaccination, Covid testing, and medical emergencies are to be permitted. But there will be a complete ban on the movement of all vehicles.

The night curfew from 7 pm to 5 am across the state and closure of all historical and tourist sites will be continued.


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