Kohima, May 15 (NEx): The Kohima District Task Force on COVID-19 had a meeting to discuss on the enforcement of total lockdown measures in the district from May 14th to 21st, 2021 at the DC’s Conference Hall, Kohima on May 14th, 2021. The meeting was held under the chairmanship of DC and Chairman DTF, Kohima, Gregory Thejawelie NCS in the presence of Advisor for Technical Education and Election, Medo Yhokha.
Advisor, Medo Yhokha said that with all the preparation and challenges faced so far, many new challenges occur daily, he therefore encouraged everyone to take the call and face the challenges with wisdom and react to the situation accordingly. He wished everyone to extend their best efforts for the successful implementation of the total lockdown on behalf of the Government. He also suggested to take executive call on the implementation and enforcement of the lockdown and review the progress time to time.
The DTF decided to strictly enforce the lockdown measures in the district where the permitted and restricted activities will be monitored and penalised as per the relevant provisions of the Disaster Management Act 2005.
On the area of movement of vehicle and person, DC informed that issue of permit system has been put in place to entertain unavailable cases to ensure effective implementation and enforcement of the lockdown measures.
Main market areas like BOC, High School junction, Super market and Kezieke were to be closed however, the meeting decided that wholesalers located at the areas will be allowed to open from 6:00 A.M to 12:00 noon to maintain the chain of supply to colonies/wards and villages where KMC will monitor the system.
In regard to agriculture and allied activities, for people crossing the town areas, the meeting felt that they may obtain certain certification from concerned village authority for their movement.
On the movement of labourers, the wards and colony authorities have been asked to ensure that the labourers do not move out from the State as they have been allowed to work for their daily wages. The meeting also requested All Kohima Municipal Wards and Panchayats (AKMWP) to curtail the movement of non-essentials in their respective colonies/wards.
The meeting further discussed on issues like management of Covid positive dead bodies and home isolation for asymptomatic cases and other related issues.
(News source: DIPR)