Kohima, May 11 (NEx): The Government of Nagaland announced a week-long lockdown starting from 6 pm, May 14th to May 21st, 2021 in view of the increasing cases of Coronavirus in the State.
This was decided in a meeting of the High Powered Committee on COVID-19, which was held on Tuesday, May 11th, 2021 at the Chief Minister’s Residential Complex, Kohima.
The HPC in a press statement said, ‘After much deliberation the Committee decided that there shall be a full lockdown in the whole state starting from 6 pm on 14th May 2021 to 21st May 2021.’
It also said that the existing restrictions will continue till the total lockdown is in place, however, essential services, including agricultural activities, will be exempted and Government departments will continue to function with a core team formed by the Heads of department.
During the lockdown period, Health & Family Welfare department may pursue aggressive testing, utilising the full testing capacity of the Covid-19 laboratories and construction activities may be permitted but the contractor and firms will be responsible for ensuring adherence to all SOPs for the workers, the committee said.
New SOPs will be issued on the lockdown, it added.