All Shops In Kiphire To Remain Closed For 72 Hours From May 11th

All Shops In Kiphire To Remain Closed For 72 Hours From May 11th
(DC Kiphire T. Wati Aier speaking during the DTF meeting on May 10th at DC’s conference hall| Photo: DIPR)

Kohima, May 10 (NEx): With the rise of Covid-19 positive cases in Kiphire, the District Task Force, Kiphire has resolved to close all the shops in the District for 72 hours from May 11th, 2021. This was decided in a DTF meeting held on May 10th, 2021, at DC’s conference Hall Kiphire.

The Deputy Commissioner, T. Wati Aier said that Covid positive cases in the district was only four, but after random testing, nine more positive cases were detected. He added that frontline workers alone cannot fight against the pandemic but needs collective effort of all the citizens.

The DTF also resolved to activate Covid Care Centre and institutional quarantine centre at Kiphire & Pungro and screening centre at Anatongre, Longmatra and Yangzitong junctions.

Trucks and other carrying commodities coming from other districts will be permitted only for 12 hours for unloading and are restricted to stay at Kiphire town, it said.

It was also informed that materials for the oxygen plant arrived at Kiphire and it will take a month for the plant to be functional.

(With inputs from DIPR)