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Manipur clamps 10-day total lockdown from July 18

IMPHAL: The Manipur government has announced a 10-day total lockdown from July 18.

The decision was taken in the backdrop of rising cases of Delta variant of COVID-19 in the state.

The state health department said that to break the transmission chain of the disease, it was necessary to take strict measures.

It further urged state’s citizens to cooperate in tackling COVID-19.

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Chief Minister N Biren Singh has announced that all institutions would be closed during the curfew, with the exception of essential services.

“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.” He tweeted.

 

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