Imphal: Due to the increased number of Covid cases the Manipur government on Friday imposed a complete lockdown in the state for 10 days from July 18.
Particularly essential services, including medical, Covid vaccination, and others will be open throughout the curfew days.
"With the wide prevalence of the Delta variant of Covid-19 in Manipur, there is needed to take stringent measures to break the chain of transmission. Therefore, the state government has decided to declare a total curfew from July 18 for ten days," the state government's order said.
"Only essential activities related to vaccination, Covid testing, medical services, water supply, power supply, telecom/internet services, air travel, and agricultural activities would be allowed," the order affirmed.
Chief Minister N Biren Singh said no one should leave out of their house unless there was an urgent condition or in state of vaccination and Covid examination.
"In view of the Covid situation in the state, there will be a strict curfew from 18-28 July. All institutions, except the essential services, will remain closed. Further, only the people coming out for vaccination and testing will be permitted to venture out," Singh tweeted.
Manipur on Thursday recorded 1039 new Covid-19 cases including 14 deaths due to Covid-19.