Manipur: Churachandpur district declared COVID-19 containment zone for seven days

Complete ban on movement of all vehicles except for those permitted activities. Check details here.


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Observing that the number of positive cases of COVID-19 has continued to rise unabated, the District Disaster Management Authority on Thursday declared the whole revenue jurisdiction of Churachandpur district as a containment zone with immediate effect for a period of seven days, suspending all activities and movements of persons.

The rising numbers of positive cases of COVID-19 has necessitated additional stringent measures to check the spread of infection in the district without resorting to complete lockdown, stated an order issued by district magistrate Churachandpur Pawan Yadav.

The permitted activities during the containment include movement of goods vehicles including vehicle carrying oxygen/oxygen cylinders, LPG, Oil Tanker, and vehicle of other essential services like power supply, garbage collection, water supply, PDS etc.

All healthcare facilities including animal’s healthcare, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and movement of healthcare workers are permitted, it stated. It included all pharmacies including those selling veterinary medicines.

All persons going for COVID-19 vaccination (45+ above) and frontline workers, Covid testing and medical emergencies subject to production of valid documents are also permitted, it stated.

All essential services like, drinking water, power, waste/garbage collection, public distribution system etc. are permitted.

All vegetables, fish/meat vendors, shops dealing with essential commodities/items required for daily used/consumption only (Except Nute Bazar, Zenhang Bazar, Nute Kailhang Tuibong, Damkam Bazar and New Bazar), milk booth from 6 am to 12 noon with strict social distancing and all covid appropriate behaviour is permitted, it added.

Further it stated that shops dealing with durable consumer’s goods are to remain completely closed. All locals’ groceries shops/stores dealing with essential commodities/items required for daily use/consumption only for purchase by locals from 6 am to 12 am, it mentioned.

Petrol pumps will remain open as usual while ensuring there is no crowding, it stated. All establishments and personnel relating to print and electronic media, telecoms service providers and approved project works requiring completion by specified deadline are permitted, it added.

Hotels for lodging will be allowed to remain open with minimum staff, it stated, adding restaurants are to be closed. Food delivery service providers and groceries delivery service providers are permitted.

There shall be complete ban on movement of all vehicles except those that are exempted above, it stated. The Superintendent of Police is requested to put up an adequate number of check posts at strategic locations to ensure compliance, it stated.

Superintendent of Police and CEO ADC are to tie up for necessary announcement for restrictions of vehicular movement and closure of shops respectively, the order stated. This is in partial modification of the orders dated April 19 and 30 and for strict compliance, it stated, adding any persons found to be in violation will be prosecuted as per relevant provisions of the NDMA Act 2005.

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First Published:May 6, 2021, 6:12 p.m.

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