Lockdown extended till August 31

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Imphal: Manipur government on Saturday further extended state wide lockdown till August 31. This is the third time government has imposed complete lockdown in the state since July last due to increasing numbers of COVID-19 positive cases among people with no travel history. Night curfew will remain in all the districts from 6 pm to 6 am until further orders.

The total number of positive cases in the state till 5 pm of August 14 is 4198, among them general population is 3248 and central security personnel is 950. So far, 2360 persons have been discharged. The number of active cases is 1825 (general population- 1067 and central security personnel – 758) whereas, the recovery rate is 56.21%, while 13 persons have died due to COVID-19. 

Following the lists of activities permitted during the lockdown period.

1. 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 2 PM on all days except Sundays.

d) Whole sale shops in Thangal Bazar 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.

e) All standalone shops like shops selling construction material, hardware, electrical items, cement etc. located outside Paona Bazar, Thangal Bazar and Nagamapal area are also allowed to open from 8 AM to 2 PM.

f) Rostered opening of shops from 8 AM to 4 PM in Thangaland Paona Bazar except shops in Gullies / bylanes between buildings as below:

2. Movement of Cargo and good

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.

d) DCS may issue passes for persons and vehicle involved in transporting horticultural produce and perishables in consultation with Horticulture Department representative in the district.

3. 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.

4. 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

5. 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 Prod ucers companies.

6. Fisheries:

a) Operations of fish farms

b) Fish feed plants

7. Animal Husbandry:

a) Operation of poultry farms and hatcheries, piggery and dairy development.

b) Animal feed manufacturing

8. 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°’6 of the existing staff.

9. Commercial and private establishments:

a) Print and electronic media

b) Courier services

c) Private security services

d) Food processing units including manufacturing units in industrial estates.

e) Mineral water manufacturing and distribution

f) Home delivery of food by restaurants and outlets.

g) Show Rooms and Servicing Centres of vehicles from 9 AM to 4 PM.

10. Movement of Persons:

a) Private vehicles for emergency services including medical and veterinary care,

b) All exempted category of employees attending work place.

11. Offices of Central and State Government:

a) All Central and State Government offices dealing essential services shall be opened.

b) All Officers of the rank of Under Secretary and above in the Secretariat shall attend. In respect of other categories 33 percent of the staff will attend as decided by the Administrative Secretary/Head of Department.

C) All officers categorized as Group A will attend office in respect of other offices of the State Government.

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

13. MNREGA works:

a) MNREGA works are allowed in rural areas with strict implementation of social distancing and face mask.

14. Construction activities:

(a) Construction activities of National projects, Highways, Railways, development works taken up by government departments and also private construction works where labourers are available on site.

(b) Construction and maintenance of rural water supply schemes.

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