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Peren to come under total lockdown

By EMN Updated: Jun 27, 2020 11:56 pm

Dimapur, June 27 (EMN): In order to contain the Covid-19 pandemic and to ensure that it does not pose unnecessary risk to public health and safety of the citizens, the deputy commissioner, Peren, Sentiwapang Aier, has ordered a total lockdown in entire Peren district for six days, from June 30 to July 5.

The order was issued on June 27 in view of the large number of returnees from outside the state, having completed their facility quarantine period within the district and following the SOPs, being sent for community/home quarantine to their respective villages/wards, a DIPR report stated.

Moreover, considering that many frontline workers have been engaged in managing the returnees, the report stated that it was deemed necessary to take stringent precautions to prevent any unlikely incident that might result in local or community transmission.

The report also stated that only the exempted categories related to Covid-19 services such as medical, police, administration, all frontline workers involved in Covid-19 duty and those involved in farming activities and people on medical emergencies would be allowed movement with necessary permit. It added that that only pharmacies would be allowed to open.

The report also stated that all safety measures such as compulsory use of face mask, frequent hand washing/use of hand sanitiser and maintenance of social distancing should be strictly adhered to while carrying out Covid-19 duties.

It has strictly prohibited movement of public and private vehicles. All business/ shops and trade activities would remain closed and all social/ political/ religious gathering and functions are prohibited.

It stated that not more than 20 persons would be permitted in case of funerals and spitting in public places has been strictly banned. It warned that violation of the order would be punished with fine.

Meanwhile, Peren district legal team on Covid-19 held a meeting at DC complex, new Peren headquarters on June 26 and it was presided by EAC Ngwalwa-cum-legal team convenor, Rumbemo T Kithan. The meeting was conducted to look into legal provisions related to the violation of government orders by inmates of quarantine facility as well as government employees.

The team had discussed on identification of legal provision, which could be imposed on inmates violating government orders and SOP at the quarantine facility and identification of legal provisions, which could be imposed on government servants for failure to perform their assigned responsibilities.

The team also discussed on procedure for reporting of violations at the quarantine facility by the inmates. It further discussed on the responsibilities of village authorities in supervising the community quarantine/ home quarantine.

By EMN Updated: Jun 27, 2020 11:56:53 pm