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DC Dimapur issues additional lockdown measures

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By EMN Updated: Jun 19, 2021 12:47 am
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Dimapur, June 18 (EMN): Following decision of the High Powered Committee (HPC) to extend lockdown in the state till June 30, the deputy commissioner of Dimapur, Rajesh Soundararajan, has issued an order on Friday stating that the existing lockdown measures with additional provisions would continue to remain in force in Dimapur district from June 19 -30.

He informed that every traveller/ returnees would be required to produce a negative Covid-19 test report (RT-PCR/ TruNat/ CBNAAT not earlier than 72 hours) or Covid-19 vaccination completion certificate (both the doses should have been taken) at the point of entry (PoE).

He added that movement of inter-state passengers would be allowed as per provisions of the revised SOP for returnees and travellers entering Nagaland.

The order stated that strict checking would be done at the point of entry and all non-essential movement would not be permitted into Dimapur district. It added that there would be total ban on the movement of individuals/ vehicles from 4 pm to 5 am everyday across Dimapur district except for medical or other emergencies. However, the exempted category would be permitted as per the existing lockdown measures.

The order further stated that all activities and movement of person or individuals would remain suspended during the lockdown period except for permitted activities including:

  • Movement of vehicles carrying essential commodities/ food items and medical supplies including oxygen/ oxygen cylinders and other medical equipment, four lane and railway construction works.
  • All healthcare facilities, movement of healthcare workers including those who are animal healthcare, Covid-19 vaccination and testing and medical emergencies. Pharmacies, clinics, hospitals, nursing homes shall be opened 24×7.
  • All officers and staff working in district administration, police, security forces, district court, Fire and Emergency Services, medical, postal, NIC, NSDMA, Home Guards and Civil Defence, SDRF, Power, PHE, Food and Civil Supplies, Treasury and Accounts, Taxes, Banks/ ATMs, IPR, AIR and Doordashan, Social Welfare department including functioning of Sakhi-One stop centre, women helpline, child protection services, Anganwadi services, LPG services including their delivery, distribution and transportation, private water tanker/ carrier, prison and related services, courier services, Dimapur Municipal Council, Chümoukedima/ Medziphema/ Niuland town councils, Food Corporation of India (FCI), Power Grid Corporation of India Limited.
  • All establishments and personnel relating to electronics and print media, telecom/ internet service providers.
  • Wholesale shops dealing only with essential commodities, vegetable, fish/ meat vendors, milk booths, bakeries, local grocery stores, all shops selling essential commodities, animal feeds in all locations shall be allowed to open on all days from 6 am to 2 pm except on Sunday.
  • Hardware stores, shops selling agricultural tools/ equipments/ materials, stationeries, mobile phones/ repairing, computer accessories, tyre repair shops, garages for automobile repairing and shops selling vehicle spare parts, electrical stores, electronics/ repairing and steel fabrication units shall be allowed to open on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 6 am to 2 pm.
  • Supermarket/ footpath vendors shall remain closed. Such vendors shall sell their products in their respective colonies/ villages.
  • Agriculture and allied activities and ongoing construction works will be allowed subject to the contractor/ owner ensuring adherence to Covid-19 appropriate behaviours. New construction works may be permitted with fresh labourers after examination by DTF subject to compliance to revised SOP for returnees and travellers.
  • Petrol pumps shall remain open, while ensuring there is no crowding.
  • Dimapur Airport shall remain open and movement of staffs and passengers (with proof of ticket) will be permitted subject to adherence of Covid-19 appropriate behaviours.
  • Hotels for lodging shall be allowed to remain open with minimum staff. Covid-19 negative test shall be mandatory for lodging in any hotel/ guest house etc. Further, restaurants shall remain closed for in-house dining. They may however cater through take away/ home delivery services.
  • Food delivery, groceries delivery and other e-commerce service providers are allowed.
  • Funeral services and solemnisation of weddings limited to not more than 20 persons. Regular religious services and gathering shall continue to be suspended. However, prayer meetings and fellowships may be allowed in religious places with not more than 20 persons with strict adherence to Covid-19 appropriate behaviours.
  • Administration offices of schools/ colleges, private business offices with a core group of staff shall be permitted to attend to urgent and essential matters with prior permission of the DTF Dimapur.
  • Common service centres (CSC) in the district shall be permitted to open for IT support during Covid-19 vaccination.
  • Light motor vehicles (LMV) including taxis, autorickshaw etc. shall be allowed to ply on existing odd-even basis with strict adherence to relevant SOP/ restriction on the number of passengers etc.
  • All places of mass gathering shall be closed and all social/ political/ sports/ entertainment/ academic/ cultural/ religious functions and other large congregations shall remain prohibited.

It cautioned that any person violating the order would be penalised as per the provision of the Section 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, besides legal action under Section 188 of the IPC.

Odd-even system to continue in Dimapur

In compliance with the government’s order dated June 16 as well as the deputy commissioner of Dimapur’s order dated June 18 and in continuation to its earlier order dated June 11, the Dimapur commissioner of police, Rothihu Tetseo, informed that the essential movement of all vehicles within Dimapur district would continue to ply in odd-even system till June 30.

In an order issued on Friday, Tetseo informed that vehicle with registration number ending with odd numbers (1, 3, 5, 7, and 9) would be allowed to ply on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, while vehicle with registration number ending with even numbers (2, 4, 6, 8, and 0) would be allowed to ply on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

It cautioned that violation of the order would be penalised under section 177 and 179 of the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988. Stating that the exempted category mentioned in the earlier order would continue, it has directed all officers and staff in the exempted category to carry identity card issued by respective HoD.

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By EMN Updated: Jun 19, 2021 12:47:57 am