Manipur: Total lockdown extended in Kangpokpi till May 20

Government offices and emergency and essential services are exempted from the purview of the total lockdown.


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The local bodies of Kangpokpi Town under the aegis of Kangpokpi Town Committee extended the total lockdown in the district till May 20.

Kangpokpi town entered the sixth day of total lockdown on Wednesday after the local bodies under the aegis of Kangpokpi Town Committee announced the total lockdown in the town on May 7 which is to culminate on May 13.

However, considering the continuous surging of positive cases in the district and the town, the local bodies in the presence of the newly formed ‘Kangpokpi CSO COVID Task Force’ decided to extend the total lockdown till May 20 in its joint meeting held under the aegis of Kangpokpi Town Committee at its office on Wednesday.

Government offices and emergency and essential services are exempted from the purview of the total lockdown.

Meanwhile, with 17 new positive cases and three discharged on being cured in the last 24 hours, the active cases in Kangpokpi district stand at 92.

Inspiringly, the total lockdown in Kangpokpi town has been more supported and encouraged by the residents despite various hardships and grievances, considering the alarming surge of Covid-19 infection and fatalities.

One residence of the town said that owing to the total lockdown, many hardships and grievances may crop up particularly among the daily wagers like him. “However, we have come to such a situation that the total lockdown has become the only effective measure to contain the dreaded virus that we have to manage our hardships in order to save our town from more fatalities,” he said.

He also conveyed his hope that the town authority, authority concerned and especially the locals would definitely come to their assistance in times of need. 

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First Published:May 12, 2021, 9:50 p.m.

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