The Manipur government has extended the ongoing complete lockdown and curfew in the state till August 15 in view of the rising cases of COVID-19.
The entire state was under complete lockdown and curfew from July 23 till yesterday to contain the spread of the deadly virus.
A Cabinet meeting led by Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh was held on Thursday evening to review the crisis. During the meeting, the decision was taken to extend the ongoing complete lockdown in the state till the 15th of this month.
An official order issued by the State Chief Secretary said certain relaxations will be allowed during this period. All local retail shops dealing with essential commodities will be opened in all districts from 8 am to 12 noon on all days except Sundays.
Moreover, certain parts of the Imphal market and other markets in districts will be opened on a roster basis to cater to the requirement of retailers.