By Waikhom Chitradhani
Imphal(Manipur), May 28 : Manipur Government extended the “curfew” in the Districts of Imphal West, Imphal East, Bishnupur, Thoubal, Kakching, Churachandpur and Ukhrul till June 11 .
As the number of infections of the Covid-19 virus detected everyday continues to be very high relative to the population and is a source of concern.The Government of Manipur has been imposing complete “Curfew” in the said Districts since May 8.
The Chief secretary of the State Executive Committee of the State Disaster Management Authority Dr.Rajesh Kumar issued an order today.
Essential activities have been permitted during the curfew including additional permitted activities — All Secretariat offices to start functioning with e-office and physical attendance 15% staff from 01/06/2021. All Directorate offices to start functioning with physical attendance 15% staff from 01/06/2021 by taking adequate precaution and strictly following Covid Appropriate Behaviour.
Departments like Media, Power, Fire Service, PHED, CAFPD, Home, Health, Relief & DM, Forest, Environment & Climate Change, Finance and Treasuries and Police departments and the District Administration will continue to function as before.
Vehicle workshops of goods trucks, Petrol tankers, LPG bullets etc outside the Imphal municipal area may open from 8 am to 3 pm on all days taking adequate precaution and strictly following Covid Appropriate Behaviour.
Rice mills are also allowed to open subject to taking adequate precaution and strictly following Covid Appropriate Behaviour.
Opening of local vegetable vendors from 7 am to 10 am for purchase by the locals on 30/05/2021, 02/06/2021, 05/06/2021 and 08/06/2021. The vegetable vendors should be seated at least 6 feet away from one another and should wear mask all the time.
Only one out of three grocery shops of the total shops/vendors in one location shall be allowed to open on rotational basis from 7 am to 10 am on 30/05/2021, 02/06/2021, 05/06/2021 and 08/06/2021. If the shops or vendors are located in Congested rows (on major roads like NH both sides may open), then only alternate rows shall be allowed to open. Queue system should be adopted by all shops and vendors.
Hotels for lodging will be allowed to remain open with minimum staff. Restaurants remain closed.Child Protection Services (Orphanages, Children Homes, Observation Homes, etc).Home delivery services under ICDS/ICPS (supplementary nutrition for children, pregnant & lactating mothers).Home delivery of various goods and services (food items, vegetables, groceries, medicines, etc) including e-commerce platforms.
Banking services with limited staff on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10.00 AM to 2:30 PM for urgent Government and non-government transactions only. ATM services including refilling of cash in ATMs are allowed. Sale of fish feed, animal feed, milk and milk products, fish, poultry and poultry products from 7 Am to 2 PM for purchase by locals.
Postal services with limited staff on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10.00 AM to 2:30 PM dispose of time bound works including delivery of medicines and medical equipment.
Opening of local vegetable vendors from 7 am to 10 am for purchase by the locals on 20/05/2021, 23/05/2021 and 26/05/2021. The vegetable vendors should be seated at least 6 feet away from one another and should wear masks all the time.
Strict ban on vehicular movement will continue even during 7 am to 10 am.Three Ima Keithels, its adjoining markets and the local markets of Local markets at Khurai Lamlong, Andro Parking, Lambulane, Kongba, Pishum thong, Kwakeithel, Nagamapal, Singjamei Bazaar, Wahengbam Leikai and major other major markets in other districts shall remain closed.
Meanwhile, Manipur recorded 732 new COVID19 positive cases. The state’s active cases have now reached 7,602. The recovery rate is 82.51%.
13 more Covid -19 patients succumbed to their infections today .