Complete lockdown till August 15

Imphal: With the rising number of new positive cases for Covid-19 state Cabinet on Thursday decided to extend complete lockdown till August 15.

The chief secretary, Dr Rajesh Kumar, who is also chairperson of State Executive Committee of the State Disaster Management Authority, in exercise of the powers conferred under Section 20(2)(a) of the Disaster Management act, 2005 issued orders for extension of the complete lockdown in the entire state till August 15 or until further orders whichever is earlier.

Activities permitted during the complete lockdown 

Supply of Essential goods: a) Home Delivery of essential commodities is allowed. b) Collection, processing, distribution and sale of milk and milk products. c) Locality based retails shops dealing with essential commodities like groceries for daily use, vegetables, fruits, milk booths, poultry meat and fish will be opened in all districts from 8 am to 1200 noon on all days except Sundays. No. vehicles shall be allowed to move for local purchase in Imphal West and Imphal East. d) Whole sale shops in Thangal Bazaar and Dharamshala shall open from 10 am to 3 pm on all days except Sunday to cater to requirements of retailers of districts as below:

Vehicles of the retailers will be allowed to go to wholesale shops with permits/passes issued by the DC concerned.

Movement of Cargo and goods: a) All goods vehicles are allowed to cross interstate border at Mao, Jiribam and Jessami. b) Movement of all trucks and other carrier vehicles with two drivers and one helper including empty trucks after delivery of goods or for pick up of goods. c) Shops for truck repairs and dhabas on highways are allowed with social distancing prescribed.

Health Related activities: a) Hospitals, Nursing homes, Clinics and Dispensaries b) All Chemists, Pharmacies and all kinds of medicine shops including Jan Aushadhi Kendras and Medical equipment shops. c) Medical Laboratories and collection centres. d) Veterinary Hospitals, dispensaries, clinics and related pathological laboratories and sale and supply of vaccines.

Public Utilities: a) Distribution of LPG through Home delivery b) Postal Services including post office c) Telecommunication and internet services d) Operation of Water / sanitation, power supply and waste management sectors e) Petrol pumps —only for essential services as notified by CAF & PD department. f) Airport and Airlines

Agriculture and related activities: a) Farming operations by farmers and farm workers in field in rural areas. b) Agencies engaged in procurement of agricultural and horticultural produce including Farmer Producers companies.

Fisheries: a) Operations of fish farms b) Fish feed plants

Animal Husbandry: a) Operation of poultry farms and hatcheries, piggery and dairy development. b) Animal feed manufacturing

Finance Sector: a) Reserve Bank of India and RBI regulated Financial market to function with minimal staff not exceeding 30% of the existing staff. b) Bank branches and ATMs and Business Correspondents to function with minimal staff not exceeding 30% of the existing staff. c) LIC to function with minimal staff not exceeding 10% of the existing staff.

Commercial and private establishments: a) Print and electronic media.

Movement of Persons: a) Private vehicles for emergency services including medical and veterinary care. b) All exempted category of employees attending work place.

Offices of Central and State Government: a) All Central and State Government offices dealing essential services shall be opened. All Officers of the rank of Under Secretary and above in the Secretariat shall attend. In respect of other categories 10 percent of the staff will attend as decided by the Administrative Secretary/Head of Department.

Shops and establishments dealing with spare parts & tyres which are allowed to open to meet the requirements of goods trucks.


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