Manipur govt announces total lockdown from July 18
Given the surge in the number of positive cases of Delta variant of COVID-19 in Manipur, the state government announced a total lockdown for 10 days starting from July 18.
"There is a need to take stringent measures to break the chain of transmission. Therefore, the State government has decided to declare a total curfew from July 18, 2021, for ten days," the health department said.
"All are requested to cooperate in tackling COVID-19," the department added.
Taking to Twitter, Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh wrote, "In view of the Covid situation in the State, there’ll be a strict curfew from 18-28 July. All institutions, except the essential services, will remain closed."
He further said that only the people coming out for vaccination & testing will be permitted to venture out.
(Edited by Aparmita Das)
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