Nagaland; 8 days total lockdown in Dimapur, know what’s allowed, what’s not

Nagaland; 8 days total lockdown in Dimapur, Know what's allowed, what's not

Dimapur, July 24 (NEx): The District Task Force, Dimapur has enforced total lockdown in the district for 8 days starting from July 26th till August 2nd, 2020.

An order issued by the Deputy Commissioner of Dimapur, Anoop Khinchi, IAS said, this is in supersession to the office order on July 23, 2020, and as per the decision of the District Task Force (DTF) Dimapur in the emergency meeting held today, July 24, 2020.

The lockdown measures are imposed in order to enhance active surveillance and to ensure comprehensive contact tracing, detection of suspected cases and implementation of isolation measures so that the chain of transmission can be slowed down and to contain the spread of COVID-19 infection, DC said.

The following are to be strictly observed during the lockdown period:

*All categories of Shops are to remain closed except Pharmacies.

*All public movement is prohibited, except medical emergencies.

*Movement of all types vehicles are prohibited, except for Medical Emergencies.

*Inter State & Inter district movement of all goods vehicle will be allowed with proper safety measures in place.

Exception from total lockdown;

However, the functioning of the offices of the District Administration, Police, security forces, Medical, essential service providers like Treasury, Fire & Emergency Services, Home guards and civil defence, Prisons, AH & VS, AAI & Airlines, district courts, PHED, life insurance, Power, NIC, DIPR, Food & civil supplies, social welfare, IT & C, AIR, Doordarshan, Medias, Medical Hospitals, Clinics & Nursing Homes, Internet service providers, Banks with minimal Staffs & ATMs, petroleum outlets & LPGs, Quarantine Centres, Food & Civil Supply, Social Welfare, persons/patients with Medical Emergencies and those person/individual involved in authorized COVID-19 related duties are exempted from the purview of the total lockdown measures.

DC Dimapur further stated that failure to comply with this order shall invite strict penal actions as per the provision of Section 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act 2005, besides legal action under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 and other provisions wherever applicable.