Total lockdown in Manipur extended till August 15

Newmai News Network
Imphal | August 6

COVID-19 induced total lockdown in Manipur has been extended till August 15 after a cabinet meeting chaired by chief minister N Biren Singh reviewed the worsening situation of the pandemic in the state on Thursday.

Manipur has been under total lockdown since July 23. First, the state government imposed the total lockdown for one week, till July 30, but it was extended for another week, till August 6, as the situation did not improve with more locally transmitted cases continuing to be detected in the state, particularly in the valley districts.

The latest order extending the total lockdown stated that new cases of infection of COVID-19 continue to be detected amongst people who have no history of travel.

The state cabinet in its sitting held on Thursday has considered and decided that the total lockdown needs to be continued to check the spread of COVID-29 infection.

To enforce the complete lockdown, deputy commissioners of all the districts will issue an order imposing curfew in their respective districts, the order added.