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Amid surge in Covid-19 positive cases, the Manipur government has extended the complete lockdown in the state till August 31.

According to health department’s latest figures, Manipur’s active COVID-19 cases have surged past 1,800.

As many as 2,300 people in the state have recovered after contracting the virus while there have also been 13 deaths.

The decision to extend the lockdown was taken by chief minister N Biren Singh following a meeting with the council of ministers on Saturday.

According to the statement issued by chief secretary Rakesh Kumar, there would be partial relaxation on essential services during the total lockdown to ensure that people in the state do not suffer from the basic services.

There shall be lockdown except for the essential activities and restrictions of movement of any person outside their respective residence will be imposed from 5 pm to 6 am across the state, it said.

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