By Waikhom Chitradhani
Imphal(Manipur), May 7 : In view of the rising number of COVID-19 positive cases in the state, the Government has imposed complete “Curfew” in the Districts of Imphal West, Imphal East, Bishnupur, Thoubal, Kakching, Churachandpur and Ukhrul with effect from 08th May 2021 till 17th May 2021.
Regarding the matter, the State Executive Committee of the State Disaster Management Authority issued an order today.
Essential activities have been permitted during the curfew including — All healthcare facilities, including animal healthcare, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and movement of healthcare workers; All pharmacies, including those selling veterinary medicines; All persons going for COVID-19 vaccination, COVID testing and medical emergencies; All employees and personal staff working in Media, Power, Fire Service, PHED, CAFPD, Home, Health, Relief & DM, Police departments and District Administration; Only goods vehicles, oxygen supply related vehicles, LPG and Oil tankers and vehicles of other essential services like Power supply, fire service, water supply, waste/garbage clearance, Public Distribution System, medical/covid services, electronic and print media, internet & telecom service providers and vehicles of personnel of departments / organizations; Opening of petrol pumps and LPG outlets and movement of staff of IOCL; Imphal airport shall remain open and movement of staff and passengers will remain permitted.
Hotels for lodging will be allowed to remain open with minimum staff, however, restaurants will remain closed.
Any violation of the above orders will be liable for punishment as per notification no.16/115(50)/2020-H(COVID19) dated 20.04.2021 issued by Home Department, Government of Manipur, the order added.
Meanwhile, Manipur on Friday recorded the highest single-day spike of 600 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the state’s COVID-19 tally to 34,333.