The Manipur government has extended the ongoing complete lockdown and curfew in the state till 15th of August in view of the rise in COVID-19 cases.

The entire state was under complete lockdown and curfew from 23rd July till yesterday to contain the spread of the deadly virus.

A Cabinet meeting led by Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh was held last evening to review the crisis. During the meeting, the decision was taken to extend the ongoing complete lockdown in the state till 15th of this month.

An official order issued by the State Chief Secretary said, certain relaxations will be allowed during this period. All locality based retails 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 Imphal market and other markets in districts will be opened on roster basis to cater the requirement of retailers.

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