Phek: 10 new COVID cases detected, 7 days lockdown in Pfutsero Town

Deputy Commissioner of Phek, Sachin Jaiswal, IAS, imposed a week long lockdown in Pfutsero Town jurisdiction, starting from July 29 till August 04, 2020

Kohima, July 28 (NEx): The Deputy Commissioner of Phek, Sachin Jaiswal, IAS, imposes a week long lockdown in Pfutsero Town jurisdiction, starting from July 29 till August 04, 2020.

The decision was taken during the emergency meeting of the District Task Force for COVID-19 Phek, today, July 28, 2020 in view of the new COVID-19 positive cases detected, said an order issued DC Phek.

Nagaland Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom informed of 10 new COVID-19 positive cases in Phek district today, July 28, 2020 through an official tweet at 12:41 pm.

The DC Phek, Sachin Jaiswal, IAS said that the Pfutsero Town jurisdiction lockdown is imposed 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.

Highlighting on lockdown measures, DC Phek stated, all categories of shops are to remain closed except pharmacies, shops selling essential commodities and fuel outlets which can remain open from 06:00 am to 12:00 noon.

All public and vehicular movement is prohibited from 01:00 pm onwards except for medical emergencies, police and administration.

Inter state and inter district movement is restricted. However, movement of medical emergency cases and essential goods and services with proper safety measures in place will be allowed, said the notification from DC Phek.

Failure to comply with this order shall invite strict penal actions as per the provisions of Section 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act 2005 besides legal action under Section 188 of the IPC, stated the order.

Meanwhile, the Additional Deputy Commissioner, Pfutsero informed of sealing Lasumi village, JNV Quarantine Centre, Seed Farm, Zhipa and Mission colonies with immediate effect in view of the detection of COVID-19 positive persons.

According to COVID-19 daily bulletin issued today by Dr. Denis Hangsing, Additional Director, H&FW, Phek district has reported a total 28 COVID-19 positive cases so far. Out of this, 14 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and the active case now stands at 14.