By Waikhom Chitradhani
Imphal(Manipur), June 11 :The Government has extended the “Curfew” in seven districts — Imphal West, Imphal East, Bishnupur, Thoubal, Kakching, Churachandpur and Ukhrul with limited permitted activities, and the guidelines including restrictions on inter district movements in respect of the remaining nine districts — Senapati, Kangpokpi, Kamjong, Tengnoupal, Chandel, Pherzawl, Noney, Tamenglong and Jiribam, till June 30.
The Home Department on Friday issued an order to this effect. The number of infections of the COVID-19 virus detected and deaths remains high in the state and there is need to continue with the restrictions till it shows a “considerable decline”, the order stated.
Some activities have been permitted in addition to the existing permitted activities.
DCs and SPs have been instructed to take necessary action to implement the orders strictly.
Meanwhile, the state reported 687 new cases on Friday taking the total number of positive cases to 58,768. In the last 24 hours, the Health Department reported 19 deaths. Death toll has now reached 944. The recovery rate is 83.21 %.