Lockdown halts normal life in busy commercial town Moreh

Movement of vehicles are restricted, while people coming out to visit banks and buy medicines were made to maintain social distancing and use of masks.

The Indo-Myanmar border town Moreh wore a deserted look, following strict lockdown enforced by security forces amid the sudden spike of COVID-19 cases in Manipur.

Manipur on Monday reported 2920 total state COVID-19 confirmed tally with 89 more patients being found infected with the virus.

Moreh Police under the supervision of additional SP (ops), Tengnoupal M Amit led by OC Dilipkumar and SI, J Baite enforced the lockdown and maintenance of standard operating procedures (SOPs) to the public.

Unnecessary and random movement of vehicles were restricted while people coming out to visit banks and buy medicines were made to maintain social distancing and use of masks. Many who came on two wheelers were caught and fined. All the shops and market remained closed while police personnel patrolled the town.

Using a megaphone, OC Dilip Kumar instructed the public to maintain lockdown rules and given SOPs. He also appealed to the public to co-operate with the police and district administration in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Also, as the test result of the two COVID-19 patients, who have been undergoing treatment at Moreh sub district hospital, came negative on Saturday, they were discharged from the hospital on Sunday. They will be undergoing mandatory home quarantine as informed by nodal officer, Tengnoupal district Dr Cecil Ahongsangbam.

The two patients are a woman from Aimol satu village who was admitted on July 22 and a Bihar returnee of Moreh Ward No V who was admitted on July 24.

First Published:Aug. 4, 2020, 9:14 a.m.