Curfew extended in Bishnupur district till May 28

Activities permitted during the curfew included healthcare facilities, including animal healthcare, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and movements of healthcare workers.


Curfew in entire district of Bishnupur in Manipur has been extended from May 18 to May 28 as preventive measures in the interest of the public health and wellbeing in view of the rise in COVID-19 cases, the district magistrate stated in an order on Wednesday.

An order by the district magistrate Krishna Kumar stated that the following activities are permitted during the curfew

1. Healthcare facilities, including animal healthcare, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and movements of healthcare workers.

2. All pharmacies, including those selling veterinary medicines, persons going for COVID-19 vaccination, COVID testing and medical emergencies.

3. All employees and personal staff working in media, power, fire service, PHED, CAF and PD, Health, Home, RandDM, forest, environment and climate change finance and treasuries, police department and district administration (all other offices to remain closed).

4. Only good vehicles including those carrying construction materials, vehicle carrying oxygen/oxygen cylinders, LPG, Oil Tankers, and vehicle of others essential services like power supply, garbage collections, water supply, PDS, medical/ COVID services, electronic print media, internet and telecom service providers and vehicles of  department/organisation permitted to function.

5. Hotels for lodging will be allowed to remain open with minimum staff but restaurants to remain closed. Movement of passengers for Airport and movement of IOCL, Imphal, petrol pumps and LPG outlets are also allowed to open while ensuring there is no crowding.

6. Child protection services (Orphanage, Children Homes & Observation Homes etc.), home delivery services under ICDS/ICPS (Supplementary nutrition for Children's, pregnant & lactating mothers).

7. Home delivery of various goods and services (food items, vegetables, groceries,medicine, etc.) including e-commerce platforms.

 8. Banking services with limited staff on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 am to 2.30 pm for urgent government and non-government transactions only. ATM services, including refilling of cash in ATMS are allowed.

9. Postal services with limited staff on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 am to 2.30 pm to dispose time bound works, including delivery of medicines and medical equipment.

10. Local vegetable vendors are allowed to open from 7 am to 10 am for purchase by the locals on May 20, May 23 and May 26 . The vegetable vendors should be seated at least six feet away from one another and should wear mask at all times and Covid Appropriate Behaviour should be taken up vigorously.

 11. Only one out of three grocery shops of the total shops/vendors in one location shall be allowed to open on rotational basis from 7 am to 10 am on May 20, May 23 and May 26. Queue system should be adopted by all shops and vendors.

12. Grocery shops to be opened on rotation basis on May 20, May 23 and May 26. Concerned executive officers with police department should identify the serial number of shops on the exempted days and ensure strict compliance.

All grocery / vegetable shops should remain closed in the containment zones. Strict ban on vehicle movements shall continue even during 7 am to 10 am. Pradhan/member of Gram Panchayats without COVID-19 cases are requested to display “my Village corona Free Village" at the entrance of their Gram Panchayat/village. Any persons/ organisation/institution found violating the "curfew" imposed shall be deemed to have committed an offence punishable under Section 188 and other relevant section of the Indian Penal Code.

First Published:May 19, 2021, 10:18 p.m.

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