The Manipur High Court has directed the State Government not to re-open offices, shops and other business establishments as the COVID-19 situation in Manipur is still precarious. 

The Manipur High Court, while passing the directive, slammed the State Government for notifying re-opening of offices, shops and other business establishments. 

The Manipur Government, on June 30, via a notification, had ordered re-opening of offices, shops and other business establishments. 

The Manipur Government had asked employees, fully vaccinated, of both government and private sectors to go to offices. 

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The notification also stated that the State Government would prioritise reopening of offices, shops and market places. 

The Manipur High Court’s directive comes after it heard a PIL filed by a native of the State – Osbert Khaling. 

The PIL challenged the Manipur Government’s June 30 notification. 

The PIL argued that even fully vaccinated persons may also get infected with COVID-19 and become spreaders of the virus. 

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