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Nagaland to go harder against defaulters of COVID-19 SOPs and guidelines

Nagaland to go harder against defaulters of COVID-19 SOPs and guidelines

Kohima, November 13 (NEx): On the backdrop of failure in observing COVID-19 safety guidelines and SOPs, which are posing serious risk of the virus infection, the Government of Nagaland has ordered enforcement agencies to take serious action with penalties against the defaulters for violating safety measures.

An order issued by Nagaland Chief Secretary stated, ‘It is observed that wearing of mask, especially in public places, making the provision of hand washing facility by various establishments, maintaining physical distancing in high risk settings, etc. are often not being followed, which poses a serious risk of infection not only to the defaulters but also to other people around them’.

‘Therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred under section 2 of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 and in view of the guidelines issued under the Disaster Management Act, 2005, the following actions should be taken by the enforcement Agencies for violation of the SOPs and guidelines issued from time to time,’ it stated.

(Penalty for violation of COVID-19 SOPs and Guidelines| Photo: MyGov Nagaland)

Further, Nagaland Chief Secretary stated that this order shall come into force with immediate effect and shall remain in force till further order.