Govt announces total ‘closure’ for one week

IMPHAL, 5th Apr: Keeping in view of the latest development in the situation of COVID-19 pandemic in the country, the state government has ordered total lockdown including closure of markets and all grocery stores, wholesaler & retailer as well as vegetable vendors for one week in the entire state. District administrations of different districts have also issued similar orders on Sunday instructing complete closure of all trade activities till next Sunday with immediate effect. However, pharmacy shops, milk booths and newspaper hawkers will be exempted from the restrictions. Strict and appropriate legal actions will be initiated against any violators of the restriction, the orders said. For Jiribam district, M/s Hrangsing Lienzathang & Sons fuel outlet shall remain open for officers and staff of the district administration and those in essential services like hospital and related medical services, electricity and water supply among others.

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