COVID-19 surge: Manipur imposes total curfew for 10 days from July 18

With the rising cases of COVID-19 in the state, the Manipur government has decided to impose total curfew in the state for 10 days from July 18.

In a notice issued by the Manipur health department, it said that with the wide prevalence of Delta variant of COVID-19 in Manipur, there is need to take stringent measures to break the chain of transmission.

“Therefore, state government has decided to declare total curfew from July 18 for 10 days,” said in the notice.

“Only essential activities related to vaccination, COVID testing, medical services, water supply, power supply, telecom/internet services, air travel and agricultural activities would be allowed,” said the government notice.

Meanwhile, chief minister N Biren Singh said that, all institutions, except the essential services, will remain closed. Further, only the people coming out for vaccination and testing will be permitted to venture out.

CM Biren Singh tweeted: “In view of the COVID situation in the state, there’ll be a strict curfew from 18-28 July. All institutions, except the essential services, will remain closed. Further, only the people coming out for vaccination & testing will be permitted to venture out.”

Manipur on July 17 had reported 1,171 new COVID-19 positive cases and 15 deaths.

About Hemanta Kr Nath

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Hemanta Kumar Nath is a Guwahati-based journalist. He had worked with India Blooms News Service (IBNS), Meghalaya Times, Global News Network among others.

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