Imphal, July 27: The 10-day 'total curfew' which was in force from July 18 in the entire state of Manipur to break the chain of Covid 19 transmission, has been extended for another seven days till August 3,2021.
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 Tuesday evening.
As per the new order of the state home department, opening of insurance offices will be allowed for three day from 10 am to 2.30pm like in the case of banks.
The order allows the inclusion of vegetables/fish/meat and grocery items for home delivery in e-commerce as earlier. It also allows home delivery of cooked food by authorised delivery staff.
"Deputy Commissioners shall issue necessary orders and Superintendents of Police shall take necessary action to implement the orders strictly," the order said.
It may be mentioned that the state government had announced a 'total curfew' for ten days till July 27 considering the report of wide prevalence of Delta Variant of the Coronavirus in the state and the need of taking up stringent measures to break the chain of transmission. Local body and civil society organisations in the state are also supporting the 'total curfew'.