In the view of increasing trends in COVID-19 cases in Manipur, state government has imposed curfew in seven districts till May 17th to check the spread of COVID-19. Speaking to ANI, Imphal West SP K Meghachandra Singh said that district administrations are restricting opening of shops and other business enterprises. "Only permitted vehicles and persons are allowed to move and as per the order of government, we are restricting opening of shops and other business enterprises. Only essential items and wholesale markets are open in addition to pharmacy and medical facilities," said Imphal West SP.
In the view of increasing trends in COVID-19 cases in Manipur, state government has imposed curfew in seven districts till May 17th to check the spread of COVID-19. The restriction has been imposed under Section 144 of the CrPC. All those who are dealing with the supply of specified essential services are allowed. People going out for COVID testing and vaccination have been exempted from the order.
Strict restrictions will be implemented in Maharashtra from April 14 8pm due to surge in COVID-19 cases. State DGP, Sanjay Pandey in a press conference, informed that if anyone has any emergency, they will be allowed movement. "Shops selling essential items and public transport will remain operational. There is no provision of movement passes this time. We have given instruction to all our units that if anyone has an emergency they should be allowed movement," said Maharashtra DGP.
Despite rising COVID cases, Haridwar is jam-packed with pilgrims for Kumbh Mela on April 12. COVID protocols were flouted as devotees performed the rituals. Appreciating the efforts of police, Uttarakhand DGP Ashok Kumar said that as it was a peak day therefore, it was hard to make people follow it. DGP Ashok Kumar said, "Maha Kumbh has been challenging for the country, Uttarakhand Police is comparatively small in strength but Maha Kumbh takes place on that very scale. It was a challenging day for us. The crowd is a little less due to COVID. We have tried our best that the behaviour is right and COVID protocols are followed. Today is a peak day so it is not possible to make them follow protocols. The footfall is 50% less than what we were expecting this year due to COVID pandemic." Uttarakhand has over 7,000 active cases in the state.