Night curfew clamped in entire Manipur till December 31
Social and customary ceremonies should be organised for family members only, an order issued by the home department said.
The Manipur Home department on Friday issued an order imposing night curfew from 6pm to 4am with immediate effect till December 31. The curfew followed the notification issued by the Ministry allowing local restriction to be enforced in state and Union territories in view of the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in some states and UTs.
The order issued by chief secretary Rajesh Kumar, however, said that movement of essential services, goods trucks, official on duty and opening of hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, dispensaries, chemists and pharmacies shall be exempted from the purview of the curfew.
Social and customary ceremonies should be organised for family members only and in case if some other persons are required to attend the ceremony, the size of the gathering should be restricted to 20 individuals only, it added.
The opening of shops in Thangal bazar and Paona bazar except the wholesale shops will be in accordance with the roaster given by the government, the order further said.
It further said that all the deputy commissioners and superintendents of police shall enforce the Manipur Epidemic Diseases (Enforcement of COVID-19 Guidelines) Regulation, 2020 strictly.
On Friday, Manipur's COVID-19 death toll rose to 256 as seven more persons, four from Imphal West and three from Imphal East, succumbed to the viral infection and the confirmed tally increased to 24,514.
As many as 218 persons (120 males and 98 females) from the general population and four personnel from Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) were confirmed as new COVID-19 positive cases on Friday, as per the latest updates by the state health department.
While the number of recoveries stands at 21,006, there are 3,252 active COVID-19 cases in the state.