DC Mon issues advisories on Covid-19
Dimapur, March 18 (EMN): In pursuance of the government’s order and taking into consideration the need for urgent measures for prevention and control the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, the deputy commissioner of Mon, Thavaseelan K, has issued advisories for adherence in the larger interest of the public.
In a notification, the DC has asked the public to refrain from holding any social, cultural, sports, political, religious, academic and family functions/ programmes which might involve gathering of a large number of people. Public is also advised to avoid all forms of non-essential travel outside the state, a DIPR report stated on Wednesday.
All persons, including students studying outside Nagaland who have entered the district on or after March 1 are advised to immediately contact Dr. Kumkiuba on phone no. 9862078993.
The DC has also directed all traders/ shopkeepers to refrain from hoarding of essential commodities and not to sell any item at a price higher than the maximum retail price (MRP). He warned that defaulters would be dealt with according to relevant sections of law.
He has also advised on social distance to prevent the spread of infection or disease.
The DC also directed students to stay at home. He added that the ongoing exams would be conducted only after ensuring physical distance of 1 metre amongst students. He has asked private sector organisation/ employers to allow employees to work from home wherever feasible.
He also stated that meetings, as far as feasible, should be done through video conferences and advised to minimise or reschedule meetings, conferences, seminars involving large number of people unless necessary.
The DC has directed restaurants to ensure hand washing protocol and proper cleanliness of frequently touched surfaces and ensure physical distance (minimum 1 metre) between tables, encouraged open air seating where practical with adequate distancing.
Besides, he has asked to keep already planned weddings to a limited gathering, postpone all non essential social and cultural gatherings and to postponed all sporting events and competition involving large gathering.
Church leaders and religious leaders are asked to regulate mass gathering and ensure no overcrowding/at least 1 metre distance between people and to avoid non-essential travel.
Hospitals are asked to follow necessary protocol related with Covid-19 management as prescribed and restrict family/ friends/ children visiting patients in hospitals.
While emphasising on hygiene and physical distance, he has advised to avoid shaking hands and hugging.
In a separate statement, the DC has suspended issue of new/ fresh Inner Line Permits (ILP) for tourists (domestic/ foreigners) with immediate effect till further orders. He stated that entry of any foreign or domestic tourist would be barred in Mon district from March 18 till further orders.
He has also banned private tuitions in the district from March 17 to April 12.
The DC has further requested all citizens of Mon to refrain from spreading unverified rumours and warned that any person found creating/spreading such message and rumours in social media would be penalised as per relevant section of the law.