COVID induced night curfew in Manipur will continue as before. “Night curfew from 6 PM to 5 AM shall be enforced strictly,” read an order. 

The latest order from the home department of the Manipur government will remain enforced for 15 days from August 23 till September 6. 

“Health Department shall scale up vaccination, contact tracing and testing by providing additional manpower, mobility support and IEC-Advocacy,” the order read. 

Meanwhile, a slew of relaxations has been announced by the Manipur government as “hardships of the people due to continuous closure of many establishments have increased”.  

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“All standalone shops like shops selling construction material, hardware, electrical items, cement, stationery etc. located outside Paona Bazaar and Thangal Bazaar are also allowed to open from 7 AM to 2 PM. Shopping malls shall remain closed,” the order further read. 

“Opening of local vegetable vendors from 7 AM to 2 PM for purchase by the locals on all days. The vegetable vendors should be seated at least 6 feet away from one another on spaces marked by District Administration and should wear mask all the time.” 

“Local grocery shops may open from 7 AM to 2 PM and shops selling fish, poultry and poultry products from 8 AM to 2 PM. Shops selling milk and fresh milk products every day from 6AM to 9AM.” 

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