Kohima, July 11 (NEx): As Nagaland moves towards Unlock phase 2, the state government issued further relaxations and re-opening of activities while extending the existing lock down measures for one more week up to July 17th, 2021.
The High Powered Committee on COVID-19 in its meeting held on July 8th, 2021 reviewed the COVID-19 situation, and noted that while the seven days average positivity rate of COVID-19 in the State still continues to remain above 5% and also observed that there has been a significant decline in the total number of active cases, number of hospitalization cases and number of persons requiring oxygen support across the State.
The HPC viewed that there has been improvement in the overall COVID-19 situation as reflected by the various parameters, and further relaxations and re-opening of more activities need to be considered while continuing with the existing lock down measures as the positivity rate is still above 5%, and the requirement for consolidating the gains made so far due to the lockdown measures.
After taking the views of the Health & Family Welfare Department, and the Districts Task Forces, in exercise of the powers conferred under Section 22 (2) (b) and Section 22 (2) (h) of the Disaster Management Act 2005, Chief Secretary, J. Alam, in the capacity of Chairperson, State Executive Committee, directed for extension of the existing lock down measures for one more week up to 17thJuly 2021, with further relaxations and re-opening of activities.
The state government permits Shops/business establishments dealing with all kind of goods/items/articles to be open from 6:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Takeaways, home delivery and other e-Commerce services are also permitted to open/operate on all days.
It also permitted outdoor sports activities other than competitions, subject to attendance of not more than 100 persons, and adherence of COVID-19 appropriate behaviour and all the applicable SOPs issued from time to time.
Further, the government allows Long distance trains to stop at Dimapur railway station. However, all the inbound passengers should be asymptomatic and shall be required to produce certificate of having completed their COVD-19 vaccination (both doses taken).
It also allowed Inter-district movement subject to the person(s) being asymptomatic and having completed their COVID-19 vaccination (both doses taken) and subject to adherence to COVID-19 appropriate behaviours.
A separate SOP for Inter-district movement and Long distance trains will be issued by the Home Department, it said.
Meanwhile, the services to remain suspended are Buses, intra and inter-district taxi service and pillion riding on two-wheeler.