Kohima Municipal Council asks wards to form vigilant teams to fight Covid-19
Dimapur, March 24 (EMN): In light of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the Kohima Municipal Council (KMC) has directed all the wards in Kohima town, Nagaland to form their own vigilant teams “for monitoring and implementing all directives and advisories issued by the government”.
The KMC has advised the people to maintain social distancing and encouraged citizens to stay at home, according to an update from the council. Citizens have been advised to take special care of children below 10 years and citizens above 60 years.
It stated that those who are unwell should quarantine themselves at home immediately and has also advised the public to guide students returning home from other places to contact district task force or the helpline numbers. “Wash hands with soap frequently. Avoid your eyes, nose and mouth. Keep safe distance of one metre from people if and when you go out,” it informed.
The municipal council also urged citizens not to panic and spread unverified information;and assured that there is sufficient essential commodities including petrol and diesel.
“Wash hands with soap frequently. Avoid your eyes, nose and mouth. Keep safe distance of one metre from people if and when you go out,” it informed.
Roster system for employees
In a separate statement, the KMC informed that it had issued directives to its employees, as precautionary measures, in pursuant of the central and state government’s advisories.
According to an update from the KMC administrator, a roster system would be followed to avoid overcrowding; the officials on roster duty would be allowed within the office premises, while the rest would work from home. During this period, public will not be entertained except for emergency matters and KMC staff have been advised to maintain proper hygiene, and regular sanitisation of the office, read the statement.
“Basic sanitation services like collection/disposal of waste and all other field duties will continue till further orders,” it read, adding that all drivers would continue to report and perform their duties as usual.
In a separate press update, KMC also notified that spitting of “paan/tamul, sputum etc.” has been prohibited in any public place, under section 441 of the Nagaland Municipal Act, 2001. “Violators shall be punished and penalised under section 471 of the aforementioned Act,” it read.