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DC Dimapur issues directives to contain Covid-19

By EMN Updated: Aug 01, 2020 7:01 pm

Dimapur, Aug. 1 (EMN): In continuation to the earlier notification on July 24, the deputy commissioner of Dimapur, Anoop Khinchi, has issued directives for strict compliance in order to prevent and contain the spread of Covid-19.

The notification stated that shops dealing with essential commodities would be opened for public from 9 am to 2 pm starting on August 3; wholesale markets to open from 5 am to 9 am only; while the vegetable vendors are allowed to sell vegetables in the colonies/ villages, and not in the main market.

It stated that pharmacies would open from 9 am and continue to remain open as per normal business hours. It added that New Market, Hongkong Market, Hazi Park, Millenium Market, Railway Bazaar and vegetable market at Purana Bazaar would continue to remain closed.

Public has been directed to buy essential commodities from their respective colony/ village shops.

As the lockdown is enforced in the state, it stated that movement of all public would be restricted except those availing essential services. It stated that inter-state and inter-district movement would also be restricted.

However, it stated that movement of medical emergency cases and essential goods and services with proper safety measures would be allowed.

Besides, it stated that odd-even system of vehicular movement would continue. Autos would be allowed to ply with only one passenger by following all necessary standard operating procedure protocol for Covid-19, the notification stated.

It also stated that social distancing should be strictly maintained and adhered to in all the essential commodity shops. In this regard, it has directed all the shopkeepers to mandatorily install plastic screens in their respective shops as well as wear plastic shields.

It further advised all persons above 65 years of age, persons with co-morbidities, pregnant women and children below the age of 10 to stay at home, except for meeting essential requirements and for health purposes as per national directives.

It, however, stated that the offices of the district administration, police, security forces and medical and essential service providers like Treasury, Fire and Emergency Services, Home Guards and Civil Defence, Prisons, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services, Airport Authority of India and Airlines, district courts, Life Insurance, PHED, Power, NIC, AIR, Doordarshan, Central Institute of Horticulture at Medziphema, ICAR Jharnapani, Agri and Allied departments, Postal Services, pharmacies, medical clinics, nursing homes, BSNL and private telecom services, internet service providers, media, LPG, banks with minimal staff and ATMs, petroleum outlets, quarantine centres, persons/ patients with medical emergencies and those person/ individual involved in authorised Covid-19 related duties are exempted from the purview of the lockdown measures.

It warned that any person violating the order would be liable to be prosecuted as per the provisions of Section 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act 2005 besides legal action under Section 188 of the IPC.

By EMN Updated: Aug 01, 2020 7:01:00 pm