Night curfew extended till September 6 in Manipur

Imphal: Manipur government has extended the ongoing night curfew with effect from August 23 till September 6.

The state home department on Saturday issued an order for the curfew extension.

It 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.

Social gatherings and feasts are not permitted. Unavoidable customary and religious rituals can be performed in open sheds by restricting the number of invitees to twenty only.

Micro containment zones shall be strictly monitored by dedicated Police department teams and health department teams. DCs to involve the local clubs / local bodies with specific jurisdictions, the order said.

Fresh cases of Covid-19 infections shall be isolated as soon as possible and brought to Covid Care centres. Health department shall scale up vaccination, contact tracing and testing by providing additional manpower, mobility support and IEC-Advocacy.

The order mentioned lists of permitted activities as in the night curfew imposition order of August 7.

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