While acknowledging that the Covid-19 scenario has improved in the state compared to May last, however given the need to maintain caution along with mass vaccination to ensure that the pandemic is controlled, the curfew which ended on June 30 has been extended till July 10.
However, the following shall be allowed: (i) Agriculture Activities (ii) Horticulture activities (ii) Shops and establishments dealing with inputs like fertilizer, seeds, pesticides, mechanical tools etc and Government offices of Agriculture and Horticulture Departments (iv) NREGA activities (v) Stationery shops
and opticians outside Thangal Bazaar and Paona Bazaar may open from 10 am to 2 pm on the days when grocery shops are closed.
Further opening up will depend on
the Covid scenario and the progress made in vaccination front, stated the order issued by Rajesh Kumar, chairman state executive committee of the State Disaster Management Authority who is also the chief secretary of the state on Wednesday.
“The Chairperson, State Executive Committee of the State Disaster Management Authority in exercise of the powers conferred under Section 20(2)(a) of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 had issued orders dated 11/06/2021 imposing “Curfew” and restricting the activities to only few essential services in the districts of Imphal West, Imphal East, Bishnupur, Thoubal, Kakching, Churachandpur and Ukhrul to be in force till 30/06/2021,” the order said.
Even as the “Covid” situation in the State has improved compared to May 2021. However, a careful approach along with mass vaccination is required to ensure that the pandemic is controlled.
Therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred under Section 20(2(a) of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 the undersigned in his capacity as Chairperson, State Executive Committee of the State Disaster Management Authority, hereby extends the orders bearing No. H- 1601/6/2020-HD and modifications issued subsequently in this regard till 10/07/2021 (ten days), the order read.
In regards to vegetable vendors, it has directed the district administration to ensure that spots for spacing of vendors are clearly marked complied, and maintained that grocery shops will open for four days, as per earlier arrangement on July 1, July 4 , July 7, and July 10 from 7 am to 10 pm.
High Court may decide its activities, based on various measures taken up by the government, as deemed appropriate, the order said.
Meanwhile, the chairman has also directed the concerned deputy commissioners and superintendents of police to take necessary action to ensure that the orders is strictly implemented.