Make total lockdown in Kohima meaningful – Ozukum
Kohima, July 24 (EMN): Minister of Housing and Mechanical (PWD), Tongpang Ozukum, on Thursday appealed to the citizens of Kohima to make the total lockdown meaningful and fruitful despite inconveniences.
Ozukum has issued his statement following the decision of the Kohima district task force to impose a total lockdown within the Kohima municipal areas from July 25 till July 31.
The minister maintained that the decision to impose a total lockdown under Kohima was taken due to the rising number of Covid-19 positive cases being detected outside the quarantine centres and concerns shared from various corners.
Ozukum, who is the minister in-charge of Kohima task force for Covid-19, stated that people should ‘understand this lockdown as an emergency protocol enforced for the benefit of all’.
“Imposing total lockdown does not fully guarantee that we will be free or we are free from the coronavirus, but at least adhere to the government order during the lockdown since movement of people is restricted to a large extent,” he stated.
Meanwhile, he maintained that it (lockdown) will help detect suspected cases and adopt isolation measures, enhance active surveillance, enable comprehensive contact tracing and break the chain of infection and also slow down the spread of virus.
Reiterating that total lockdown is not a solution to stay away from Covid-19, the minister urged the citizens to strictly adhere to the standard operating procedures (SOP) and guidelines and all other advisories. He also stated that all measures and advisories suggested by the medical experts must be judiciously followed by everyone.