In view of the alarming rise in new COVID-19 cases, the Imphal East district administration on Tuesday appealed to all civil groups in the district to volunteer in the fight against the pandemic.
The Imphal East district administration deputy commissioner, in an appeal letter, requested all CSOs, community or tribe organisations, church or religious organisations operational in Imphal East district to volunteer in the enforcement of preventive measures taken up by the district administration.
There has been an alarming rise in the number of COVID 19 positives cases in Imphal East and the district recorded more than 100 positive cases in the last four days, said an appeal letter signed by the deputy commissioner (in-charge) of Imphal East Shamim Ahmad Shah.
Asserting that their cooperation will bear fruits in the enforcement of the SOP of COVID appropriate behavior, wearing of face mask, maintaining social distancing, strict imposition of curfew and regulations to contain the spread of the virus, it said, "the measures of the government cannot be fulfilled without the support of the public."
The appeal letter also mentioned that the government has taken up various measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in the state such as imposing night curfew from 7 pm to 5 am on all days with specific exemptions for emergency and priority categories.
The measures also include ban on all gatherings except on unavoidable gatherings of funerals, marriage, time bound religious rituals and ceremonies which also are restricted up to 20 persons limit, regulations on the opening of markets and shops and imposition of fines for failure to wear mask, failure to maintain social distancing, splitting in public places, consumption of paan (kwa), gutka and tobacco in public places among others, it added.