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State Home Department issues guidelines for lockdown 5.0
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, June 01 2020: The State Home Department has issued guidelines for the fifth phase of the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown detailing sectors/activities which have been exempted and which are still prohibited.

Chief Secretary Dr J Suresh Babu issued an order to this effect today.

According to the order, curfew would be imposed in Imphal city and other district headquarters from 2 pm to 5 am on all days till June 15, subject to further review depending on the situation.

In respect of other areas, there will be curfew from 5 pm to 5 am till June 30 .

It said that there would be complete lockdown and curfew in all containment zones as notified by DCs concerned till June 30 .

Ironically the Centre has also christened Lockdown 5.0 as Unlock 1.0 meaning the country should also start looking for ways to ease the restrictions.

* On May 30, when New Delhi announced Lockdown 5.0 it had emphatically stated that hotels, restaurants and other hospitality services and shopping malls will be permitted to open from June 8 .

* Schools, colleges, educational/training/coaching institutions etc will be opened after consultations with States and UTs in phase 2 .

* Allowing international air travel, operation of metro rail, cinema halls, gymnasiums, swimming pools, gymnasiums, entertainment parks etc will be decided based on assessment of the situation.

* Movement of individuals to be prohibited between 9 pm and 5 am throughout the country, except for essential services.

Activities prohibited from June 1 to June 30 throughout the State
1.All inter-State bus services except those permitted by Home Department.

2.All inter district public transport except those permitted by Home Department.

3.All auto-rickshaws and taxis, wingers and similar public transport.

4.Schools, colleges, educational/training/coaching institutions shall remain dosed.

5.Hotels, restaurants and hospitality services except those meant for housing health/police/Govt officials/healthcare workers/stranded persons including tourists.

On May 30, when Delhi announced Lockdown 5.0 it had emphatically stated that hotels, restaurants and other hospitality services and shopping malls will be permitted to open from June 8 .

6.All cinema halls, shopping malls, gymnasiums, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places.

7.All social/political/sports/entertainment/academic/cultural/religious functions/other gatherings and large congregations.

8.All religious places/places of worship shall be closed for public.

Religious congregations are strictly prohibited.

9.All salons and spas.

10.All the three markets in Ima Keithel and retail shops in Ngari Gali.

Ima Keithels were closed since March 21 .

Activities permitted from June 1 to 30 throughout the State
1.All activities related to essential services.

2.Health related activities:
a) Hospitals, nursing homes, clinics and dispensaries.
b) All chemists, pharmacies and all kinds of medicine shops including Jan Aushadhi Kendras and medical equipment shops.
c) Medical laboratories and collection centres.
d) Veterinary hospitals, dispensaries, clinics and related pathological laboratories and sale and supply of vaccines.

3.Social Sector:
a) Operation of Homes for children/disabled/mentally challenged/senior citizens/destitutes/women/widows.
b) Observation Homes, after care homes and juvenile homes.
c) Disbursement of Old Age pension/widow pension/freedom fighter pensions.
d) Operation of Anganwadi centres by distribution of food items and nutrition once in 15 days at the doorsteps of beneficiaries.

Beneficiaries should not attend Anganwadi centres.

4.Movement of cargo and goods:
a) All goods vehicles are allowed to cross inter-State border at Mao, Jiribam and Jessami.
b) All drivers and helpers of trucks who enter the State from outside the State shall mandatorily follow the Standard Operating Protocol already notified by the Home Department.

Any person visiting their home, shall remain under home quarantine as per the advice of Health Department.
c) Shops for truck repairs and dhabas on highways with prescribed social distancing.
d) Movement of staff and contractual labour for operation of railways.

5.Online teaching
a) All educational establishments are expected to maintain the academic schedule through online teaching.

6.Commercial and private establishments:
a) Print and electronic media.
b) Courier services.
c) Private security services.
d) Food processing units.
e) MSME related activities in rural areas.
f) Mineral water manufacturing and distribution.
g) Home delivery of food by restaurants and outlets.

7.Finance Sector:
a) Reserve Bank of India and RBI regulated Financial market.
b) Bank branches and ATMs and business correspondents.
c) LIC and its branches.
d) Microfinancing institutions approved by competent authority.

8.Public Utilities:
a) Telecommunication and internet services.
b) Operation of water/sanitation and waste management sectors.

9.Fisheries:
a) Operations of fish farms and fishing.
b) Fish feed plants.

10.Public Utilities:
a) Distribution of LPG through home delivery.
b) Postal Services including post office.
c) Petrol pumps.

Activities permitted from June 1 to 30 in areas except Imphal city and district headquarters
1.Shops and establishments:
a) Home delivery of essential commodities.
b) All locality based retails shops.

2.Agricultural and related activities:
a) Farming operations by farmers and farm workers in field.
b) Agencies engaged in procurement of agricultural produce including farmer producers companies.

3.MGNREGA works:
a) MGNREGA works are allowed in rural areas with strict implementation of social distancing and face mask.

4.Construction activities:
a) Construction of roads and railway projects in rural areas.
b) Construction and maintenance of rural water supply schemes.
c) Brick fields.

5.Animal Husbandry:
a) Collection, processing, distribution and sale of milk and milk products.
b) Operation of poultry farms and hatcheries.
c) Animal feed manufacturing.

6.Offices of Central and State Government:
a) All Central and State Government offices shall be opened.

All officers of the rank of Under Secretary and above shall attend.

In respect of other categories, 33 percent of the staff will attend office by rotation.
b) All Treasury offices will function with required staff.
c) There shall be total ban on visitors.

Activities permitted from June 1 to 30 in Imphal city and other district headquarters (6 am to 2 pm)
1.Home Delivery of essential commodities.
2.All locality based retail shops except those in Dharmasala area, Thangal Bazaar and Paona Bazaar in Imphal for which separate order will be issued.

The responsibility or maintaining social distancing shall be with the shopkeepers.
3.Wholesale markets at Imphal for sale to retail shops as permitted by Deputy Commissioners on district wise rotation basis as currently followed.
4.Collection, distribution and sale of milk and milk products.
5.Petrol pumps.
6.All Central and State Government offices shall be opened.

All Officers of the rank of Under Secretary and above shall attend with minimum required staff.


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