Imphal: Manipur government has shortened the curfew hours imposing it in the intervening nights of December 23, 24, 25, and December 31 and January 1 from 12 midnight to 4 am in wake of Christmas and New Year’s day celebrations.
Manipur home department on Tuesday issued an order to shorten the night curfew.
With the approaching Christmas 2020 and New Year 2021, some organisations have requested for certain relaxations, after careful consideration, in exercise of the powers conferred under Section 20(2)(a) of the Disaster Management act, 2005 orders permission for gathering upto 50 percent of the hall capacity, with a ceiling of 200 persons in closed spaces and keeping of the size of the space in view, in open spaces subject to strict adherence to Covid Appropriate Behaviour.
Further, night curfew shall be imposed from 10 pm to 4 am on all days except in the intervening nights of December 23, 24, 25, and December 31 and January 1 when curfew would be imposed from 12 midnight to 4 am.
Community feasting shall be avoided, the order said.
Chief minister Biren extending his ‘best wishes’ to the people of Manipur especially the Christians to maintain SOP during the celebrations and follow the rules and SOP provided by the government.
He appealed to enjoy the festival with no unwanted results. He wished that the celebrations bring peace in the world and prayed to bring an end to Covid-19 woes.