News bulletin on April 22, 2020- Latest Nagaland news

Kohima, April 23 (NE): News bulletin from various sources and press releases by NagalandExpress on April 22, 2020 are as follows:

1. Resumption of construction of road activities

The Home Department has asked the Commander of 15 Border Road Task Force, C/o 99 APO for resumption for construction of the following roads Nagaland.

-Botsa-Zeizou-New Ralan-Bokajan

An official order stated that the Border Road Task Force may commence its construction activities in the state of Nagaland as given above, and while carrying out the work, the Labourers already at the site should be engaged and no new labourers should be brought from outside. Social/ Physical distancing and all other protocol in connection with COVID-19 should also be strictly maintained with all the necessary health safety measures, the order added.

2. State report on covid-19 lockdown

Abhijit Sinha, IAS, Principal Secretary to the Government of Nagaland issued the report on Law & Order and facilitation of essential Goods & Services for the April 21, 2020. According to the report, 4 violations of the lockdown were reported and subsequently, 4 people were bound down. No law and order incidents have been reported in the State.

The report informed that shops for food grains and groceries were opened in all the districts except in Wokha, where it will open the following day. Medicinal shops remain opened in all the districts. There has been no report of shortage of food and other essentials in any part of the State.

On essential services, manufacturing, distribution & e-commerce, no restriction was imposed on the movement of commercial vehicles for distribution of essential commodities and service providers like electricity, telecommunication, fuels etc. There are 4 (Four) active relief camps where 431 (Four Hundred and Thirty One) migrant labourers are housed. There are also 5 (Five) active food camps. Also, more than 3800 (Three Thousand Eight Hundred) daily wagers and needy people were provided food/dry ration.

3. DC Mon informs on installation of COVID-19 sample collection booth

As part of COVID-19 Strategy under ‘Mon against COVID-19’, the Deputy Commissioner, Mon, Thavaseelan K, IAS, announced the installation of a Sample Collection Booth, also known as Walk-In- Sample Kiosk (WISK) at District Hospital, Mon on April 20, 2020. This project was initiated and fully sponsored by the District Administration.

The Deputy Commissioner said the kiosk was constructed because the safety of the health workers is of outmost importance in the fight against COVID-19. This kiosk act as a physical barrier between the patient and the health worker during the sample collection for COVID-19 which requires close contact between them, thus minimising the chance of exposure to infection. This kiosk will also reduce the number of PPE being used, as the doctor collecting the sample from inside the kiosk does not require donning a complete PPE set. The kiosk will be disinfected with Sodium Hypochlorite spray after each collection.

4. DC Tuensang notifies on construction activities

In pursuance to the letter received from Home Department Government of Nagaland April 21, 2020, regarding consolidated revised guidelines of lock down, Deputy Commissioner, Tuensang, Kumar Ramnikant IAS has issued an order stating that the following construction activities are allowed under Tuensang District:

-Construction of roads, irrigation projects, building and all kinds of industrial projects, including MSMEs in rural areas.
-Construction of renewable energy projects.
-Construction of works in construction projects within the limits of Town Councils where works are available on site and no workers are to be brought in from outside.

All such construction works should get permission from respective area Administrative officer by submitting the details of manpower/location of work/nature of work/vehicles involved in construction work.

Further, all locations where construction activities are proposed to be commenced, strict measures shall be taken to ensure social/physical distancing and all other necessary health safety protocols.

Any violations of the above order will automatically cancel such permissions and will attract penalty as per provisions of the Disaster Management Act.

5. DC Mon notifies on violence at home

Deputy Commissioner, Mon Thavaseelan K, IAS, notified that there may be instances of violence against women and children (especially girl children) at home during the lockdown period.

In this regard, the general public or the affected persons can contact the State Helpline Number 181/ 9485239098 or Sakhi- One Stop Centre, Mon (Mobile No.6009150274) for assistance and rehabilitation.

(Source: DIPR)