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The Manipur government has extended the night curfew imposed in the state from 6 PM to 5 AM by another fifteen days till September 6.
State Chief Secretary & Chairman of Executive Committee, State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA), Dr Rajesh Kumar, recently issued an order regarding the same.
The order said, the number of Covid-19 positive cases detected per day is declining albeit slowly while the hardships of the people due to continuous closure of many establishments have increased.
According to the notification, social gatherings/feasts are not permitted.
“Micro containment zones shall be strictly monitored by dedicated police department teams and health department teams” it stated.
Besides, DCs should look if the local clubs/local bodies with specific jurisdictions.
The health department has been adviced to scale up vaccination, contact tracing and testing by providing additional manpower, mobility support and IEC advocacy.
The order permitted the opening of government offices, PSUs and other public utilities with all secretariat departments, Manipur government offices and office of the Government of India to start functioning with e-office and physical attendance of Group A officers and 50 per cent of the remaining staff from August 23.
However, the resuming of such services is only permitted by following adequate precaution and adhering to COVID-19 Appropriate Behaviour.
It also allowed all employees and personal staff working in Information and Public Relations, Power, Fire Service, Public Health Engineering Department, Consumers Affairs Food & Public Distribution, Home, Health, Relief & Disaster Management, Forest, Environment & Climate Change, Finance and Treasuries, Police, Water Resources, Agriculture and Horticulture Departments and District Administration to function normally.
Meanwhile, the Imphal airport shall remain open and movement of staff and passengers will continue to be permitted, the order further stated.
Recently, the state government lifted the day-time curfew for 15 days till August 22.