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Night curfew imposed in Nagaland’s Tuensang district

By EMN Updated: Apr 24, 2021 9:58 pm

Dimapur, April 24 (EMN): Deputy Commissioner and Chairman of District Task Force (DTF) for Covid-19, Tuensang, Kumar Ramnikant has imposed night curfew in Tuensang town between 7 pm to 5 am, in view of the surge in positive cases.

The restriction came into effect on April 23, following a DTF meeting convened on the previous day, updated DIPR on Saturday.

The order stated that assembly of four or more persons during the curfew hours is restricted. Social, academic, entertainment, cultural, political or religious functions outside of the containment zone have also been limited to 50% of the seating capacity or 200 persons, whichever is lower.

It said that festivals of any kind should be kept at the bare minimum and in case the gathering in open space was more than 200, prior permission of the DTF had to be taken.

However, medical emergencies, pharmacies and essential services have been exempted during curfew hours.

The order stated that movement of essential goods through trucks, goods vehicles or any goods carriers including empty vehicles and movement of persons to facilitate the same would also be exempted.

The DTF Tuensang has directed all colonies and wards to identify persons arriving from outside the state in their respective jurisdictions and report to the DTF.

Returnees have been asked to submit their personal information to the district nodal officer for Covid-19 (contact no: 8415840348) or contact the control room number: 9612724367 in case of any queries related to Covid-19.

Persons arriving from outside the state have been informed to self-isolate for 10 days, if no negative RT-PCR/TrueNat/CBNAAT test report for Covid-19 (test done not earlier than 72 hours prior to entry into the state) is produced on arrival, or if the test result is awaited, or if the person concerned hasn’t completed the vaccination.

The public has also been directed to observe Covid-appropriate behaviour such as maintaining social distancing, compulsory wearing of face masks, strict hygiene protocol etc., and if eligible, to avail the Covid-19 vaccination.

It warned that violators of the order would be penalised as per the provisions under section 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, the Epidemic Disease Act, 1897 and relevant sections of IPC.

By EMN Updated: Apr 24, 2021 9:58:52 pm