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Coronavirus: Wokha iterates ban on hunting

By EMN Updated: Feb 29, 2020 11:33 pm

Dimapur, Feb. 29 (EMN): Amid countries across the world battling the coronavirus, government authorities are not taking chances with wildlife, which health authorities are suspecting to be the source of the virus. In this connection, the Wokha authorities have iterated a directive from the Health department concerning a ban on hunting.

The department of Information and Public relations (IPR) stated in its Saturday updates a directive from the government concerning a strict ban on hunting.

The deputy commissioner of Wokha, Orenthung Lotha, is stated to have iterated an official notification from the commissioner of Nagaland, and the advisory issued by the principal director of Health & Family Welfare declaring a public health emergency of international concern from the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (CovID-19) in China and other parts of the world.

The deputy commissioner has directed all village councils in Wokha district to immediately impose a ban on ‘hunting of wild animals’ in their respective jurisdiction with immediate effect, the IPR stated.

‘Reports and past experiences with Coronavirus and other respiratory viruses suggest that there may have been a transmission of the virus from wild animals to humans and in the light of such event, prevention is always better than care,’ the IPR stated.

All the village councils are directed to strictly comply with the government order. This order shall come into force from the date of its issuance until further notice, the IPR informed.

By EMN Updated: Feb 29, 2020 11:33:58 pm