Greater Imphal placed as containment zone

Imphal: Manipur government has declared greater Imphal as containment zone which is to remain enforced for seven days with effect from Thursday in view of the rapid increase in Covid-19 positive cases.

An order issued by the state home department on Thursday said, after careful consideration, in exercise of the powers conferred under Section 20(2)(a) of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 the whole of Greater Imphal is declared as containment zone, with immediate effect and shall remain in force for seven days, suspending all activities and movement of persons, except some permitted activities.

It said it permits movement of goods vehicles including vehicle carrying oxygen; all healthcare facilities including animal healthcare, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and movement of healthcare workers; all pharmacies and including those selling veterinary medicines, all persons going for Covid-19 vaccination, Coved testing and medical emergencies; all employees and personal staff working in home, health, relief and DM, police departments and district administration (all other offices in Greater Imphal area to remain closed); all personnel deployed for providing essential services like drinking water, power, fire fighting, garbage collection, ATM services; all vegetable, fish and meat vendors (except in IMA Keithel), milk booths from 6 am. to 10 am, while maintaining physical distancing; all local grocery stores including animal feed shops for purchase by locals from 6 am. to 10 am; wholesale shops in Imphal may open at the rate of one in three shops on rotation from 6 am to 10 am; petrol pumps will remain open as usual, while ensuring there is no crowding; all establishments and personnel relating to electronic and print media, telecom service providers; Imphal airport shall remain open and movement of staff and passengers will be permitted; hotels for lodging will be allowing to remain open with minimum staff, restaurants to be closed; and food delivery service providers and groceries delivery services providers are permitted.

The home department advised the deputy commissioners of Imphal West and Imphal East and supertendents of Police of Imphal Weast and Imphal East to take necessary action to implement the orders.

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