Government issues guidelines for the first 7 day state lockdown

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Imphal: Manipur government on Thursday has issued guidelines to be followed during the first 7 day of the state wide lockdown for Covid-19 starting from 2 pm 23rd July.

For supply of essential goods, the following activities are permitted during the lockdown: a) Home Delivery of essential commodities, 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 are allowed to open from 6 am to 10 am on all days except Sundays. However, no vehicular movements are allowed.

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 to open with social distancing norms.

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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.

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

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Finance Sector: a) Reserve Bank of India and RBI regulated financial market, b) Bank branches and ATMS and Business Correspondents.

Social Sector: a) Operation of Homes for children/disabled/mentally challenged/senior citizens/destitute/women/widows, b) Observation Homes, After care homes and Juvenile Home, c) Operation of Anganwadi centres by distribution of food items and nutrition at the doorsteps of beneficiaries.

Commercial and private establishments: a) Print and electronic media, b) Courier services, c) Private security services, d) Food processing units, e) Bottled water manufacturing and distribution

Construction activities: a) Construction of roads and railway projects including MSMES in rural areas i.e. outside the limits of municipal corporations and municipalities, b) Construction and maintenance of rural water supply schemes, c) Continuation of works in construction projects, within limits of municipal corporations and municipalities, where workers are available on site and no workers are required to be brought in from outside (in situ construction).

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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, b) All Treasury offices will function with required staff, c) All offices dealing with essential services will function normally, d) All Central government offices may function as per the guidelines issued by Government of India.

All other activities, not included in this list, are prohibited during the lockdown period. The guidelines come into effect from 23rd July till 31st of July or until further orders are issued.

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