The state has been under a10-day total curfew since July 18. The government imposed the total curfew to break the chain of COVID-19 transmission among its populace.
How damaging the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic turn out to be for food security, nutrition and the livelihood of farmers, fishers and others working along the food supply chain will depend in large part on policy response over the short, medium and the long terms.
Many shops found to be violating the curfew were closed and locked. Their licenses were confiscated and likely to face cancelation.
The restriction included in the order is hampering various activities of NGOs which includes relief works for daily wage earners such as women street vendors, rickshaw pullers, among others, YFPHR stated.
The increasing trends in the spread of COVID-19 infection have become even steeper and have spread to other parts of the state, necessitating additional restrictions, stated an order issued by the state Home department.
On Wednesday, Manipur state cabinet resolved to enforce seven days total lockdown to curb further spread of COVID-19.
In view of the latest developments, the state government has amended the lockdown guidelines issued on June 30 and imposed a complete curfew from 6 pm to 5 am in the entire state till July 31 or until further orders.
An order issued by chief secretary J Suresh Babu has stated that there will be complete curfew in the entire state from 6 pm to 5 am until further order or till July 15 whichever is earlier.
As per the order, all interstate bus services except those permitted by the Home department are prohibited. All auto rickshaws and taxis remain prohibited.
Different shop owners also highlighted their grievances due to higher vehicle fare.
With time in hand and most of the markets remaining closed owing to lockdown restrictions, womenfolk of the state have started taking keen interests in growing crops and vegetables for self-sustainability.