Eight-day Dimapur Lockdown Begins; Authorities Seek Public Co-operation - Eastern Mirror
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Eight-day Dimapur lockdown begins; authorities seek public co-operation

By Our Reporter Updated: Jul 26, 2020 8:02 pm

Our Reporter
Dimapur, July 26 (EMN):
The first day of the eight-day total lockdown in Dimapur began on Sunday, with police checkpoints and barricades around the city ensuring that citizens stayed indoors. 

The eight-day lockdown was imposed after two meetings conducted by the Dimapur district administration wherein it was first announced on July 23 that there would be partial lockdown from July 23 to August 2; however with the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in the district, it was decided on July 24 to impose total lockdown for eight days to contain the spread of the virus, and enhance contact tracing.

Commissioner of Police, Dimapur, Rothihu Tetseo, when contacted told Eastern Mirror that the first day of the total lockdown was ‘smooth’ with vehicles staying off the roads and police personnel manning the city with road blockades in almost all the streets in Dimapur.

He said that since the first day was Sunday, and also the public were informed about the lockdown in advance, there was ‘full co-operation from the public’.

He stressed on the need of public co-operation and hoped the same would continue for the remaining days of the lockdown.

Deputy Commissioner of Dimapur, Anoop Khinchi had stated that any person found violating the enforced lockdown would invite financial penalty under Indian Penal Code (IPC) Section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant).

By Our Reporter Updated: Jul 26, 2020 8:02:15 pm
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