Dimapur, April 21 (NEx): The Deputy Commissioner of Dimapur, Rajesh Soundararajan IAS, ordered slew of measures including night curfew, suspension of weekly market, opening of shops in New Market and Hongkong market on alternate days to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the district. The order shall come into effect from April 23, 2021, DC Dimapur informed.
The DC ordered, Night Curfew on all days starting from April 23, 2021 between 8:00 PM and 5:00 AM. All Shops, business establishments, restaurants etc shall be closed by 7 PM, the order stated.
However, during the curfew hours Medical emergency and essential services, including pharmacies shall be fully functional but commercial activities and any assembly of four or more persons are prohibited.
There shall be no restriction for movement of goods trucks/vehicles or any goods carriers, including empty vehicles and movement of persons to facilitate the same.
All movement is strictly prohibited except for long distance night bus
services, public transport, private vehicles and taxi from railway stations and bus Terminal/stop/stands on production of valid travel documents), for facilitating movement of passengers by air, rail and road, stated the order.
All shops located in New Market and Hongkong market will open on alternate days following Odd Even system. Only 50% of foot path vendors in these locations will be allowed on any given day. Necessary arrangements for the same shall be made accordingly by Administrator, DMC, the DC stated.
All weekly markets in the district shall not be allowed to open until further orders. However, the vendors of the concerned weekly markets may be facilitated to sell their products in various colonies/wards and village by all authorities concerned i.e all town councils, ward village authorities etc.
All Gaonburas/Chairman of Village Council/Colonies/Wards are directed to identify any person arriving from outside the State in their respective jurisdiction and instruct such person to report to the District Task Force.
Also, they shall instruct persons arriving from outside the State without Negative Covid-19 test report to self isolate for 10 days. Returnees may be instructed to submit their personal information (Name, Age, Mobile No) to the data room. Further individuals with any queries relating to COVID may contact Control Room at 7630877991/7630877983.
Persons arriving from outside the State are directed to remain in self isolation for 10 (Ten) days if no negative RT-PCR, TrueNat, CBNAAT test report done not earlier than 72 hours prior to entry into the State, is produced on arrival or if test result is awaited.
All residents of Dimapur District are directed to observe Covid-19 appropriate behaviors including avoiding crowded places, compulsory wearing of face masks and if eligible, avail Covid-19 vaccination. All Gaonburas Chairman of Village Council/Colonies/Wards in addition to enforcement committees and police are directed to ensure compliance to Covid-19 appropriate behaviours and other SOP in their respective jurisdiction, the order said.
Social/Academic/ entertainment cultural/political/religious functions outside Containment zone shall be limited to 50% of the seating capacity or 200 persons, whichever is lower. Festivals of any kind shall be kept at the bare minimum and in case the gathering in open space is more than 200, prior permission of the District Task force (DTF) shall be taken.
It added that random screening tests will continue to be conducted as per Government directives.
This order is in pursuance to the directives of Home Department dated April 19, 2021 and Order issued by the Office of the Chief Secretary dated April 16, 2021 and as decided in the DTF meting held on Wednesday April 21, 2021, in order to control the spread of Covid-19 pandemic in the district. It will come into effect from 23 April, 2021, DC Dimapur said.
Any person violating this order shall be penalized as per the provision of the Section 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act 2005 beside legal action under Section 188 of the IPC, DC Dimapur cautioned.