Imphal: In view of the huge increase of infection by the highly mutant Covid-19 variant B.1.1529 (Omicron) in the country, Chief Secretary and Chairman, State Executive Committee Government of Manipur Dr. Rajesh Kumar in an order issued on January 8, 2022, has imposed night curfew from 9 pm to 5 am.
The order also states that social gathering is allowed only if Covid Appropriate Behaviors i.e. wearing of Mask, maintaining physical distance are followed by all present in the venue. The gathering should be preferably in open halls and spaces. In case, it is held in enclosed spaces or halls, the number of people inside should not be more than 50% capacity of the hall/space.
Micro containment zones shall be strictly monitored by dedicated Police Department teams and Health Department teams. DCs should involve the local Clubs local bodies with specific jurisdictions. Fresh cases of Covid-19 infections must be isolated as soon as possible. Health Department will scale up vaccination, contact tracing and testing by providing additional manpower, mobility support and IEC-Advocacy and all establishments of print and electronic media and essential services and movement of their personnel are allowed during curfew, the order added
The order also directed Deputy Commissioners to issue necessary orders and Superintendents of Police should take necessary action to implement the orders strictly.