Night curfew has been imposed in Manipur from Wednesday till January 31, 2022, following the detection of Omicron in the state.
The night curfew will be in force daily from 9 pm to 4 am from December 29 till January end, as per the order issued by the state chief secretary Rajesh Kumar.
It may be mentioned that the first case of Omicron in the Northeast was reported in Manipur on December 27 when a 48-year-old returnee from Tanzania tested positive for the Covid-19 variant.
According to the order, music concerts, Thabal Chongba, celebratory feasts and a large gathering of people in enclosed areas or indoor halls have been banned in the State.
"Wearing of face masks in public places, gatherings, and crowded areas is a Covid appropriate behaviour and it should be strictly enforced and violators to be penalised promptly under relevant rules," stated the order.
However, essential services and medical emergencies have been exempted from the curfew order.