Imphal: Churachandpur district Magistrate on Thursday declared whole revenue jurisdiction of Churachandpur district as containment zone for a period of seven days.
It has been observed with great concern that, numbers of positive cases of Covid-19 continued to rise unabated and this has necessitated additional stringent measure to check the spread of infection in the district without resorting to complete lockdown, the order said.
In exercise of the powers conferred by Disaster Management Act 2005 it was notified that the whole revenue jurisdiction of Churachandpur district as a containment zone with immediate effect for a period of seven days, suspending all activities and movements of persons, except permitted activities.
Movements of all goods vehicle including vehicle carrying oxygen/oxygen cylinders, LPG, oil tankers, and vehicle of others essential services like power supply, garbage collections, water supply, PDS etc.; all health care facilities including animal’s healthcare, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and movements of healthcare workers; all pharmacies including those selling veterinary medicines; all persons going for Covid-19 vaccination (45 above) and frontline workers, Covid testing and medical emergencies subject to production of valid documents; all essential services like, drinking water, power, waste/garbage collection, public distribution system, etc.are permitted.
All vegetable, fish and meat vendors, shops dealing with essential commodities, items required for daily use, consumption only (except Nute Bazar, Zenhang Bazar, Nute Kailhang Tuibong, Damkam Bazar and New Bazar) and milk booth from 6 am to 12 noon with strict social distancing and all covid appropriate behaviour are allowed. Shops dealings with durable consumer’s goods are to remain completely closed, the order said.
All local groceries shops dealings with essential commodities, items required for daily use, consumption only for purchase by locals from 6 am to 12 noon); petrol pump will remain open as usual, while ensuring there is no crowding.
All establishment and personnel relating to print and electronic media, telecoms service providers and approved project works requiring completion by specified deadline are permitted. Hotels for lodging will be allowed to remain open with minimum staff. Restaurants to be closed. Food deliveries service providers and groceries delivery services providers are permitted.