Nagaland locked-down to combat COVID-19 spread

Nagaland locked-down to combat COVID-19 spread

Kohima, May 14 (NEx): As the second wave of COVID-19 is sweeping the country and the State, one week total-lockdown has been imposed in the State of Nagaland to combat the spread of COVID-19, which began on Friday, 06:00 pm. The Lockdown will continue till May 21st, 2021.

Ahead of the lockdown, Government took a slew of measures and issued guidelines for the lockdown, suspending ‘All activities and movement of person(s)/ individual during the lockdown period’ exempting only essential services, as mentioned in the guidelines issued on May 11, 2021.

Movement of all private and public transport vehicles shall be suspended except for medical emergencies with occupancy of 50% and COVID appropriate behaviour. All other cases shall require special permission from the District Task Force, the guidelines said.

All shops will remain closed except for vegetable, fish/meat vendors, milk booths, bakeries, local grocery stores, hardware, electrical and electronics shops including those that sell animal feed shops for public purchase between 06:00 AM to 12:00 noon, as per the directives of respective District Task Force.

Dimapur Airport will remain open and movement of staff and passengers (with proof of ticket) to be permitted subject to adherence of COVID-19 appropriate behaviours.

As total-lockdown began, Dimapur police through its official twitter, appealed the citizens to respect the lockdown.