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2-day total lockdown announced for Phek town to arrest steep rise in Covid-19 cases

By Reyivolü Rhakho Updated: Jun 02, 2021 7:13 pm
Office of Deputy Commissioner in Phek. (Representational image)

Our Correspondent
Kohima, June 2 (EMN):
In view of the surge in Covid-19 positive cases in Phek town, Deputy Commissioner Razouvolie Dozo on Wednesday ordered imposition of total lockdown within the town council jurisdiction for two days, from 6 am on Friday till 6 pm on Saturday.

Phek district reported a steep rise in Covid-19 cases in past weeks, registering more than 150 fresh infections in the past 14 days according to the daily data provided by the department of Health and Family Welfare.

Meanwhile, the recovery rate too has picked up in the past seven days compared to previous weeks.

As on June 1, total Covid-19 cases in Phek district stood at 270 with 165 recoveries and nine deaths. Among the positive cases, 87 are asymptomatic, five moderate (on oxygen), three on oxygen and one in ICU (without ventilator), according to Health department data.

Most of the positive cases are reportedly from Phek town. It has the “highest number” of positive cases in the district till date, the DC informed, adding that total lockdown was to contain further spread of the disease in the area.

Health department has being directed to carry out aggressive sample testing, surveillance and vaccination to break the chain of transmission of Covid-19 during the total lockdown.

All commercial activities and movement of people as well as vehicles will be restricted during the two-day total lockdown period.

The DC warned that any person individual or group acting in violation of the order would be deemed to have committed an offence punishable under section 188 of IPC and relevant provision of the Disaster Management Act 2005.

What is restricted

  • Business establishments, including shops that sell essential commodities
  • All types of vehicular movements except medical emergency, ambulance and sanitation vehicles
  • All construction activities, both government and private, except works on oxygen plant at District Hospital

What is exempted

  • Healthcare facilities and pharmacies
  • Movement of healthcare workers, emergency, ambulance and sanitation
  • Oxygen plant construction work
  • Administration, police, medical, Armed Forces / Para Military, SDRF, Fire and Emergency Services, ISPs, PHED, and Power
  • Media
By Reyivolü Rhakho Updated: Jun 02, 2021 7:13:41 pm