Imphal: The Manipur government Tuesday announced certain relaxations for the ongoing lockdown in the seven districts of Manipur which have been enforced over the past one week.
The seven districts are Imphal West, Imphal East, Thoubal, Kakching, Bishnupur,Churachandpur and Ukhrul.
The complete closure of certain critical services has led to difficulty in the provision of government services or undue hardship to the public, said a statement issued by State Home Department.
The relaxation guidelines for five valley districts and two hilly districts are as follows:
i. Child Protection Services (Orphanages, Children Homes, Observation Homes, etc)
ii. Home delivery services under ICDS/ICPS (supplementary nutrition for children, pregnant and lactating mothers)
iii. Home delivery of various goods and services (food items, vegetables, groceries, medicines etc.) including e-commerce activities
iv. Services of Forest, Environment & Climate Change Department, Finance department & Treasuries with minimal staff.
v. Banking services with limited staff on Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 10 am to 2.30 pm for government and non-government transactions;
vi. ATM services
vii. Sale of fish feed/animal feed; milk and milk products; fish, poultry and poultry products from 7 am to 2 pm for purchase by locals.
All these activities/services must be permitted subject to observation of social distancing, wearing of masks and sanitization norms, the statement further said.