Nagaland

DC Peren prohibits outside food at quarantine centres

Deputy Commissioner of Peren, Sentiwapang Aier issued an order that packages of food or other eatable commodities/medicines delivered by the parents & relatives for their wards in any of the government managed quarantine facilities shall be strictly prohibited

Peren, June 22 (NE): Deputy Commissioner of Peren, Sentiwapang Aier issued an order on June 19, 2020 stating that packages of food or other eatable commodities/medicines delivered by the parents & relatives for their wards in any of the government managed quarantine facilities shall be strictly prohibited.

The ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic has necessitated the setting up of quarantine facilities to accommodate the large number of returnees to the district from various parts of the country, stated the order.

It also stated that reports have been received of parents and relatives of the returnees accommodated at different quarantine facilities, bringing packages of food and other commodities to their wards resulting in unnecessary harassment of the facility managers as well as other staff manning the quarantine facilities.

The prohibition order was issued to ensure the smooth management of the quarantine centers as well as to discourage such practices by the parents & relatives of the returnees, stated the DC of Peren.

(With inputs from DIPR)

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