KANGPOKPI: After extensive ‘Complete Lockdown’ despite relaxation made by the Government considering the COVID-19 situation in the town, Kangpokpi Town Committee (KTC) decided to followed the relaxation in the new guideline for lockdown till August 31 issued by the home department.
Earlier, the local civil bodies under the aegis of KTC imposed a ‘Complete Lockdown’ shutting down all markets despite the Government relaxation owing to the alarming suspected community transmission in the town. However, the decision to follow the Government relaxation during lockdown till August 31 was taken considering over the improvement in COVID-19 situation in a positive way in the town.
The District Administration on August 15 had in the meantime issued new guidelines with various exemptions for lockdown in pursuance of the Secretariat: Home Department, Government of Manipur to be followed in the district till further orders or till August 31.
District magistrate/DC Kangpokpi, Somorjit Salam, IAS also issued separate new guidelines for opening of shops in the District Headquarters and other main sub-divisional markets in the district today.
As per the orders, shops/markets will open from 6 am to 12 noon in Kangpokpi District Headquarters with request from the local bodies under the aegis of Kangpokpi Town Committee. It also stated that garments store, utensils and crockery stores and cobblers shall be open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday while hardware and electrical stores, motor spare parts and mobile stores shall be open on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
All groceries stores can be opened on all days from Monday to Saturday. However, hotels, restaurants and bakery are to be closed except take way and home delivery while vehicle workshops can be opened on all days from Monday to Saturday and all pharmacies can also be opened on all days.
Despite of few relaxations, vehicular movement is strictly restricted except those with valid pass issued by the Government. However, the restriction on vehicular movement does not apply to emergency services and departments which are dealing with COVID-19.
Wearing of mask is made compulsory for all coming out in public places.
Meanwhile, the first frontline worker COVID-19 positive from Kangpokpi District Headquarters, who is the ASHA worker under the medical department, have been discharged today from COVID Care Centre, Lamboikhongnangkhong after she was recovered and cured.
The medical department ferried her in an ambulance this afternoon and drop at Kanggui Christian College Community Quarantine Centre for 14 days surveillance where her colleagues received her and provide few PPEs, fruit juice, medicine, etc.
The COVID warrior will be accorded a warm reception after her 14 days surveillance at the Community Quarantine Centre by the local bodies and the medical department.