Kohima, April 20 (NEx): In view of the rapid surge in the number of CoVID-19 cases in the country, and increase in the number of active COVID-19 cases in the State, the Government of Nagaland through the office of Home Department on Monday directed all the District Task Force (DTF) in the State to urgently convene meetings over COVID-19 situation and to take urgent measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the State.
Restricting the assembly of 4 (four) or more persons from 7 PM to 5 AM in the urban areas, Opening of markets on alternate days especially in the crowded areas and plying of vehicles with odd & even registered numbers on alternate days in the urban areas are some of the measures advised to the district task force to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The District Task Force (DTF) after studying the COVID-19 situation as existing in their respective districts, and taking into account other relevant local factors, may consider taking one or more of the stated measures aimed for preventing the spread of COVID-19, it said.
Home Department also advised all the District Task Force to take immediate action to identify any person on arrival from outside the State of Nagaland, and to instruct such persons to immediately report to the DTF.
Further, it instructed returnees to remain in self-isolation for 10 days, if no negative RT- PCR/TrueNat/CBNAAT test report for COVID-19 (test done not earlier than 72 hours prior to entry into the State) is produced on arrival, or if the test result is awaited, or if the person concerned hasn’t completed the COVID-19 vaccination.
State govt. also advised the DTF to inform all the residents for strict observance of COVID appropriate behaviours including avoiding of crowded places and to encourage all eligible persons to avail COVID-19 vaccination, enforce compulsory wearing of face masks, check gathering of crowds beyond permissible limit, start random screening tests in all high risk settings as advised by the Health & Family Welfare Department.