Imphal, July 10: The Manipur government extended the ongoing curfew in seven districts with imposition of the night curfew from 7 pm to 5 am till July 20 in all districts.
The step is based on the "Covid" situation in the state which continues to be of concern and still warrants measures to control the spread of the infection.
The state chief secretary Dr Rajesh Kumar who is the chairman of the state executive committee of the state disaster management authority issued an order in this regard on Friday night.
As per the order, authorised service centres of personal computers and mobiles can open from 10 am to 2 pm on the days when grocery shops are closed.
Further, opening up will depend on the Covid scenario and the progress in vaccination, it said. Vegetable vendors (District administration should ensure that spots for vendors are clearly marked and complied) and grocery shops will open as per earlier arrangement on July 12, 15 and 18 from 7 am to 10 am.
The order of the state home department also stated that the High Court may decide its activities, based on various measures taken up by the government, as deemed appropriate.
The deputy commissioners and superintendents of police should take necessary action to implement the orders strictly, it added.
It may be mentioned that the curfew in the above seven districts was imposed from May 8 to May 17 after areas under Imphal Municipal Corporation and Greater Imphal were imposed restrictions for ten days in view of the sudden rise in the number of Covid 29 positive cases in the state.
On Friday, Manipur reported total fatalities of 10 Covid 19 patients in the last 24 hours, taking the state's Covid 19 death toll to 1251.
The state also reported 852 new Covid 19 positive cases when 5,400 samples were tested, taking the state's total infection tally to 76,032 besides increasing the total number of active cases to 6,610.
On the other hand with 959 new recoveries in the last 24 hours, the total number of recovered COVID 19 cases in Manipur reached 68,171. Thus Manipur's recovery rate stands at 89.66%.