Kohima DTF to strictly enforce lockdown measures
Dimapur, May 15 (EMN): With the enforcement of total lockdown beginning May 14, Kohima district task force (DTF) has decided to strictly enforce the lockdown measures in the district, while it also resolved to monitor the permitted and restricted activities and penalised the defaulters as per the relevant provisions of the Disaster Management Act, 2005.
The decision to this effect was taken during its meeting held on May 14 under the chairmanship of the deputy commissioner and chairman DTF, Kohima, Gregory Thejawelie in the presence of advisor of Technical Education and Election, Medo Yhokha, a DIPR report stated.
Speaking at the meeting, Yhokha encouraged everyone to take the call and face the challenges with wisdom and react to the situation accordingly. He has sought support from everyone for successful implementation of the total lockdown. He also suggested reviewing the progress time to time.
On the movement of vehicles and persons, the DC informed that issue of permit system has been put in place to entertain unavailable cases to ensure for effective implementation and enforcement of the lockdown measures.
While main market areas like BOC, High School junction, Super Market and Keziekie were to be closed, the house however decided that wholesalers located at those areas would be allowed to be opened from 6 am to 12 noon to maintain the chain of supply to colonies/ wards and villages, which would be monitor by KMC.
In regard to agriculture and allied activities, the house felt that people crossing the town areas might obtain certain certification from concerned village authority for their movement.
On the issue of movement of labourers, the wards and colony authorities have been asked to ensure that the labourers do not move out from the state as they have been allowed to work for their daily wages.
The house also requested All Kohima Municipal Wards and Panchayats (AKMWP) to curtail all non-essential movements in their respective colonies/ wards. The house further discussed on issues like management of Covid positive dead bodies and home isolation for asymptomatic cases and other related issues.