Imphal: The Deputy Commissioner, Churachandpur, Pawan Yadav, in an order issued on May 6 has notified the whole revenue jurisdiction of Churachandpur District as a Containment Zone with immediate effect for a period of 7 (Seven Days), suspending all activities and movements of persons, except the permitted activities.
These activities include: movements of all goods vehicle including vehicle carrying oxygen/oxygen cylinders, LPG, Oil Tankers, and vehicle of others essential services like power supply, garbage collections, water supply, PDS etc. All health care facilities, including animal’s healthcare, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and movements of healthcare workers.
In the exempted list also comes, all pharmacies including those selling veterinary medicines. d) All persons going for Covid-19 vaccination (45+ above) and frontline workers, Covid testing and medical emergencies subject to production of valid documents. All essential services like, drinking water, power, waste/garbage collection, Public Distribution system, etc. All Vegetable, Fish/meat vendors, Shops dealing with essential commodities/items required for daily use/consumption only (Except Nute Bazar, Zenhang Bazar, Nute Kailhang Tuibong, Damkam Bazar & New Bazar), milk booth from 6 A.M to 12 Noon with strict social distancing and all covid appropriate behaviour. Shops dealings with durable consumer’s goods are to remain completely closed.
All locals’ grocery shops/stores dealings with essential commodities/items required for daily used/consumption only for purchase by locals from 6 A.M to 12 Noon. h) Petrol pump will remain open as usual, while ensuring there is no crowding. All establishment and personnel relating to print and electronic media, telecoms service providers and approved project work requiring completion by the specified deadline. Hotels for lodging will be allowed to remain open with minimum staff but restaurants will be closed. Food delivery service providers and groceries delivery service providers are permitted.
The order further says that there will be a complete ban on movements of all vehicles except those that are exempted above. The Superintendent of Police has been urged to put up an adequate number of check postat strategic locations to ensure compliance.
Any persons found to be in violation will be prosecuted as per relevant provisions of the NDMA Act 2005, the order added