Night curfew in Manipur extended till July 20

The COVID-19 situation in the state continues to be of concern and still warrants measures to control the spread of the infection, the Home department stated in its order.


Imphal, Manipur (PHOTO: IFP)


The Manipur government on Friday extended the night curfew from 7pm to 5am till July 20 in all districts amid the rising number of daily COVID-19 positive cases in the state.

The COVID-19 situation in the state continues to be of concern and still warrants measures to control the spread of the infection, the Home department stated in its order.

As per the order issued by the home department on Friday, authorised service centres of personal computers and mobiles can open from 10 am to 2 pm on the days when grocery shops are closed. Further, opening up will depend on the Covid scenario and the progress in vaccination, it stated.

Vegetable vendors and grocery shops will open as per earlier arrangement on July 12, 15 and 18 from 7 am to 10 am and the district administration should ensure that spots for vendors are clearly marked and complied.

The Home department also stated that the Manipur High Court may decide its activities, based on various measures taken up by the government, as deemed appropriate.

It further added that deputy commissioners and superintendents of police should take necessary action to implement the orders strictly.

On Friday, Manipur recorded 854 new COVID-19 positive cases and 10 deaths, taking the state's tally and death toll to 76.032 and 1,251 respectively.
 

First Published:July 9, 2021, 6:58 p.m.

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