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The Manipur government has imposed a night curfew from 6pm to 4am till December 31 in the state to prevent further spread of Covid-19.

“There will be night curfew from 6pm to 4am and District Magistrates will issue orders in this regard,” said an order issued by state chief secretary Rajesh Kumar on Friday.

However, movement of essential services, goods trucks and officials on duty shall be exempted. The order will remain in force upto December 31, 2020 or until further orders, it stated.

It further said that hospitals, nursing home, clinics, dispensaries and all chemists and pharmacies shall be exempt from curfew restrictions.

Social and customary ceremonies shall be organised for family only and in case some other persons are required to attend the ceremony/function, the size of the gathering shall be restricted to 20 or less persons.

Opening of shops in Thangal and Paona bazaars, except the whole sale shops, will be in accordance with the roster system.

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