Manipur Imposes 10-day Complete Lockdown From July 18
Manipur Imposes total curfew for 10 days starting July 18 amid Delta variant surge
The Manipur government has decided to impose a 10-day lockdown in the state. As cases of the Delta variant of COVID-19 are on the rise, the state government has decided to impose a curfew from July 18. The Chief Minister of Manipur N Biren Singh stated that all the institutions, except the essential services, will remain closed during the curfew period.
The CM tweeted,
In view of the Covid situation in the State, there’ll 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 & testing will be permitted to venture out.@PMOIndia @narendramodi
— N.Biren Singh (@NBirenSingh) July 15, 2021
“With the wide prevalence of Delta variant of Covid-19 in Manipur, there is a need to take stringent measures to break the chain of transmission. Therefore, the state government has decided to declare a total curfew from July 18, 2021, for ten days All are requested to cooperate in tackling COVID-19.” the health department said.
The announcement to extend the stringent COVID-19 curbs comes days after Manipur reported its highest single-day surge. The state has recorded 1,104 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative number of active and positive cases to 8,210 and 80,521 respectively.
More than 17 people succumbed to the virus in the state. The death toll due to the virus in Manipur has reached 1,340. As of Thursday, there were 8,558 active cases in the state, out of which 3,436 persons are on home isolation. A total of 70,985 patients has recovered from the disease.