Manipur sees more Covid restrictions, complete ban on vehicular movement in Imphal
Manipur on Tuesday imposed a complete ban on movement of vehicles, except for activities relating to essential services, in Greater Imphal and areas under Imphal Municipal Council (IMC).
The development comes in the wake of a surge of Covid cases and deaths in the state. On Tuesday, Manipur reported 433 Covid cases, the biggest spike for the current year, and two deaths.
An order issued by the state Home department stated that additional restrictions, which include a complete ban on vehicles, were necessitated to prevent the increasing spread of Covid-19 without resorting to a complete shutdown.