TODAY -

Coping with the present : Lockdown amid curfew
- The Sangai Express Editorial :: March 28 2020 -



Total lockdown for 21 days, that is till April 14.

Curfew imposed all over the State to discourage people from congregating.

Shops and supply points opened for a few hours to let people buy their needed provisions on selected days, notably on alternate days.

This means that shops may be opened for say X locality on Monday, Wednesday and Friday while the other days may be meant for Y locality.

Petrol pumps running dry and people hard pressed to get fuel to run their vehicles.

Inter-district buses and taxi services suspended.

Taps running dry and local MLAs hard pressed to make potable water available to the people.

Rice mills closed, due to the curfew call with reports coming in that Chief Minister N Biren has instructed all the MLAs to ensure that 20 kgs of rice are distributed to each family, to help them tide over the present lockdown.

As noted earlier leikai heroes continue to don the role of vigilantes putting up road blocks in their respective localities hindering the free flow of vehicles, especially vehicles out on emergency.

This in brief sums up the reality in Manipur today and the same must be true in other parts of the country.

All the restrictions, the total lockdown and the curfew, are understandable for these are in line with the efforts taken up to break the chain of COVID-19 and with no cure in sight, breaking the chain of transmission is perhaps the best way forward.

India must have learnt a lesson or two from other countries such as Italy where the virus spread at such an alarming rate from five cases and no death on February 23 to 74,386 infections and 7503 deaths on March 25.

Social distance, this should be the catchword for everyone even as India grapples with rising cases all over the country.

So even as the State Government has taken up all measures possible to keep the virus at bay, barring the one case that was reported recently, a number of concerned citizens, people who know the finer points of healthcare have questioned whether the steps taken up have come a little too late.

Only time will tell, but there are still questions that continue to dog the minds of all concerned citizens of the land.

What is the position of ventilators available with the hospitals, including the private hospitals ?

Does the State have adequate number of Personal Protection Equipment for the doctors and nurses/health care workers who have to treat anyone found positive for coronavirus ?

Does the State have enough isolation wards to house those who test positive for coronavirus ?

How are the places identified as quarantine centres maintained ?

No one is asking for 5 star treatment at the quarantine centres, but are the inmates given food on time ?

What is the quality of food given to the inmates ?

Are the people adequately sensitized on the need and the merit of maintaining social distance and what exactly does social distance mean ?

It is not uncommon to see people lining up with adequate spacing amongst them when they go to buy groceries from the stores, as mandated under the call to maintain social distance, but it is also extremely disturbing to see the same set of people freely mingling before they go and queue up, thereby defeating the very purpose of maintaining a minimum distance while standing in the queue!

Time is running out and with some cases more than indicating that India has progressed to stage 3 of the infection, the coming days can be extremely crucial and this is where people need to open their eyes and acknowledge that half hearted attempts can be like writing blank cheque for the next few days as far as the coronavirus pandemic is concerned.



* Comments posted by users in this discussion thread and other parts of this site are opinions of the individuals posting them (whose user ID is displayed alongside) and not the views of e-pao.net. We strongly recommend that users exercise responsibility, sensitivity and caution over language while writing your opinions which will be seen and read by other users. Please read a complete Guideline on using comments on this website.




LATEST IN E-PAO.NET
  • Motsillaba Mingsel :: eRang Photos
  • Covid-19 Status 04 June : Govt of Manipur
  • WED amidst coronavirus pandemic
  • Covid-19 : Impact in Manipur :: News Timeline
  • Enclosure :: Poem
  • WED : The environment and the life
  • Career in Agriculture
  • Open Letter to CM [04 June]
  • Schedule for Class XII Exam (Karnataka)
  • Free Career Counselling For Class 10 & 12
  • Men and women in white
  • Living with the virus - What next
  • Laibi Oinam : Lady Auto Driver ...
  • Covid-19 Status 03 June : Govt of Manipur
  • Relief @ Bungte Chiru Village: Gallery
  • Impact of childhood exposure to environment
  • Who to blame for CCpur COVID +ve explosion
  • Govt Update on Stranded Manipuri- 03 June
  • Interior Designer at R-Square (Imphal)
  • Disqualification of 7 MLAs (NPF), Nagaland
  • Webinar on mental health during COVID-19
  • Battle for RS seat
  • Factors for spread of COVID-19
  • Train @Jiri [May 28] #2 : Gallery
  • Covid-19 Status 02 June : Govt of Manipur
  • World Bicycle Day - 3rd June
  • Delimitation exercise in Manipur
  • Deputation of manpower from IBSD, Imphal
  • Relief Services at Bungte Chiru Village
  • Open Letter to CM
  • 'Baseless allegations against Congress'
  • Webinar on Community Engagement (RCCE)
  • Need to keep virus contained
  • Geographical Indication, Leirum Phee & others
  • Covid-19 Status 01 June : Govt of Manipur
  • Lockdown 5.0 : Guidelines [01 June]
  • No excuse for inaction: #EndTobacco
  • Open Letter reg. Faumei Gonglin
  • Date of Poll : Deferred Rajya Sabha Poll
  • Hearing of suo motu criminal contempt case
  • Dedicated COVID-19 hospital
  • Lockdown phobia
  • Relief Services in 5 dists #1 : Gallery
  • Covid-19 Status 31 May : Govt of Manipur
  • Lockdown Relief Services in 5 districts
  • COVID Saab & Brain Gain
  • Tech Determinism: Privacy vs Surveillance
  • Covid-19 Curfew Violators - 31 May
  • Gulmohar :: Poem
  • 'COVID-19- broken governance in Nagaland'
  • COVID-19 : Trace, Test and Treat
  • Thang Ta at Sangai Fest #3 : Gallery
  • Covid-19 Status 30 May : Govt of Manipur
  • June Calendar for Year 2020 : Tools
  • Consent in Medical Practice
  • India-Taiwan/ Global Bamboo-Tech Forum
  • Rise in gender-based violence during COVID
  • Covid-19 : Govt Order - 30 May
  • Another blessing in disguise
  • Rajkumari Muktasana - Artiste : Gallery
  • A novitiating criminal lawyer's reflections
  • Childline Thoubal, frontlines during lockdown
  • Webinar on 'Dynamics of Online Education'
  • Share market as career options
  • The Beauty of It :: Poem
  • Countdown to May 31
  • Contemplating on the impending changes
  • Train @Jiri [May 28] #1 : Gallery
  • Covid-19 Status 28 May : Govt of Manipur
  • 'Fisabishiing Thabak Suhanbiyu'
  • Thoughts random: In times of coronavirus - V
  • Appeal to CM from Students in Delhi
  • Deadly Darkness :: Poem
  • 'Avoid stigmatization against Returnees'
  • Martin Ennals Award 2021 : Nominations
  • Make information come more freely
  • Need for greater aggression & sterner actions
  • Stuctures @ Willong Khullen, Maram : Gallery
  • Covid-19 Status 27 May : Govt of Manipur
  • Discussion with tribal leader- 27 May : Gallery
  • A walk to remember :: Poem
  • School at Senapati as quarantine center
  • Delhi Declaration- environmental conservation
  • Letter to Governor on Lhukhosei Zou's case
  • Increase of COVID-19 +ve cases in Nagaland
  • Dialogue: Inequality-Bridging the Divide
  • Learning to live with COVID-19
  • I Rise :: Film Synopsis & Biography
  • Covid-19 Status 26 May : Govt of Manipur
  • Legal framework behind Lockdown, Curfew
  • Furnishing of Fees Info from Private School
  • Curfew Violators - 26 May : Govt of Manipur
  • Continuing woes of people in Manipur
  • Increasing positive cases of COVID-19
  • Measures @ Imphal Airport - 25 May : Gallery
  • Covid-19 Status 25 May : Govt of Manipur
  • Modified SOP for Air Traveller- 25 May : GOM
  • Haoginlun, Chingdakoiba: eMing
  • Drug Rehabilitation Centre in Manipur
  • COVID-19 & ecology, environment in Manipur
  • Vegetable flood at Wabagai during lock down
  • Technology to the rescue
  • M.K Binodini Devi's Sense of Beauty
  • Covid-19 Status 24 May : Govt of Manipur
  • Monkeys seen on the streets of Imphal
  • Id-Ul-Fitr :: Book
  • Make in Manipur, try Yu
  • SOP for Air Traveller- 24 May : Manipur Govt
  • Economic Relief package for small business
  • Manipur Muslims stranded in Gujarat
  • Bracing up for arrival by air
  • Motsillaba Mingsel : Film Synopsis
  • Covid-19 Status 23 May : Govt of Manipur
  • COVID-19 emergency response- observation
  • Ugly side of lockdown during COVID-19
  • International Day of Biodiversity 2020
  • Requests for Orders on 7th UGC Pay
  • Mother - A Deity :: Poem
  • Preparing for the inevitable change
  • Phisakol #3 :: eRang
  • Covid-19 Status 22 May : Govt of Manipur
  • Two students at 'Model Conference of Parties'
  • Eyek Tamba :: Learn Manipuri script
  • It's a cup of my Tea - International Tea Day
  • Govts' accountability in response to COVID-19
  • Online Faculty Development Program at RGU
  • Verse for Schoolchildren :: Poem
  • Growing number of positive cases
  • Tending to the trivialities in time
  • International Day for Biological Diversity
  • Covid-19 Status 21 May : Govt of Manipur
  • Issues of Manipuri nurses in Kolkata
  • Item Distribution to Quarantine centres
  • Orders/Memo - 21 May : Govt of Manipur
  • Workshop On Writing Research Paper
  • Appeal to all the Stranded Denizens
  • 'Reverify the lists of evacuees'
  • Helpline for Women Entrepreneurs of NE
  • Focus on quarantine centres
  • Counting on our collective responsibilities
  • Art has no gender & neither do Artists
  • Covid-19 Status 20 May : Govt of Manipur
  • Medical assistance to journalist awarded
  • 13th Manipur State Film Awards, 2020
  • Power loom weave intricately designed cloth
  • Dilemma after High School
  • Quarantine Centre- Negligence at Saitu, Kpi
  • 'This is no time to politicize the pandemic'
  • Highest spike on single day with 16
  • Foresight & vision - need of the hour
  • Distribution for Manipuri @ Blore: Gallery
  • Covid-19 Status 19 May : Govt of Manipur
  • Hand sanitizer to Journalists : Gallery
  • Manipur Migrants in Bengaluru's Safety Net
  • Orders/Memo [19 May] : Govt of Manipur
  • A Forbidden Love : Poem
  • Social advocacy as career choice
  • Total curfew : Confusing the people
  • Preparing for the long haul
  • Tungjoi Glory Day #2 : Gallery
  • Covid-19 Status 18 May : Govt of Manipur
  • Gandhi's talisman.. to reform public health
  • A view of the Thames
  • COVID-19 knocks our education system
  • Clarification from Mumbai Returnee [May 18]
  • Nagaland : Demand for Special Trains
  • Beating China on the tally
  • Turning threat into opportunity
  • How Lockdown impact Textile Industry
  • Covid-19 Status 17 May : Govt of Manipur
  • Fight COVID-19 !! :: Poem
  • Thoughts random: In times of coronavirus- IV
  • Webinar series with a focus on COVID-19
  • COVID-19 gi matangda suggestion khara
  • Urges to impose curfew on Eid-ul-Fitr
  • Hundreds and hundreds returning
  • Emotional reverberations during COVID-19
  • Covid-19 Status 16 May : Govt of Manipur
  • Ningombam Sunibala : NE Success Stories
  • Home Sweet Home vis-a-vis Lockdown Exodus
  • Issue of Curfew Pass [May 16]
  • e-Videos Learning should be made in English
  • The Old Man in the Evening :: Poem
  • The silver lining
  • Kabui Lai of Kakching
  • Covid-19 Status 15 May : Govt of Manipur
  • Have you ever sanitize your mind ?
  • Challenges in the new normal
  • We Real Brave :: Poem
  • Know our health care system
  • How about the 14 days quarantine ?
  • Psychological side of COVID-19 epidemic
  • Associates & Junior Associates at MaolKeki
  • Know our health care system & shortcomings
  • Quarantine Centre @Thangmeiband: Gallery
  • Covid-19 Status 14 May : Govt of Manipur
  • The Princess & The Political Agent : Preview
  • Self-Sufficiency: A Shibboleth ?
  • Running business not just to survive lockdown
  • A Symphony on Spring :: Poem
  • 'No concrete roadmap by Nagaland govt'
  • Coronavirus, lockdown, stranded people
  • Unattended struggle of Phige Weavers
  • Covid-19 Status 13 May : Govt of Manipur
  • Featured Front Page Photo 2020 #2: Gallery
  • Relief exchange- Moidangpok & Keikao, Tml
  • Unheeded Balance :: Poem
  • Arsenal's new home
  • Getting ready for lockdown 4.0
  • Preparing for the shifting battle line
  • Barak River, Tamenglong #1 :: Gallery
  • The Princess & the Political Agent : eBook
  • Huishu village, Chingai, Ukhrul Dist. : Gallery
  • Of kombirei and daffodil
  • Naga Peace Process :: News Timeline
  • Quarantine Centre @Kwakeithel : Gallery
  • Covid-19 Status 10 May : Govt of Manipur
  • SOP : Returning by Train to Manipur
  • Foreign Nationals stranded in Northeast
  • Rajkumari Muktasana : Dance Artiste
  • Paoki Fest @ Purul, Senapati: Gallery
  • Taja mgidi ya_Aodbr :: Seireng
  • A view on soccer training
  • Covid-19 Status 08 May : Govt of Manipur
  • nuHsi K_waHceY :: Seireng
  • Landscape to Dzukou Valley #4 : Gallery
  • Luira Phanit @Kamjong #2 : Gallery
  • Distribution @Benguluru -2 May : Gallery
  • Manipur Looks Flat - Hingminnasi Eikhoi
  • MK Binodini Book Reading : Gallery
  • Europe zooms MK Binodini Devi's Literature
  • Why not carve out a future in Chakhao #2
  • Bangladeshki Sana Tampha #2 :: eRang
  • Thang Ta - Sangai Fest 2018 #2 : Gallery
  • Pallel & Kakching Keithel : Gallery
  • Tangkhul Forum vegetable for valley: Gallery
  • Items distributed to Tarao -Apr 23 #2: Gallery
  • Covid-19: Impact in Manipur :: Photos/News..
  • Language affinity betn Meiteis & Tangkhuls
  • Helpline Number for Students/ people from NE
  • SPONSORED ADS