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Unlock 8 announced: More relaxations from Nov. 1

By EMN Updated: Nov 06, 2021 8:51 pm

Dimapur, Oct. 28 (EMN): The government of Nagaland has extended the existing lockdown measures from November 1 to December 15 with further relaxations and re-opening of more activities including resumption of classes for primary sections. 

The decision was taken at the meeting of High Powered Committee (HPC) on Covid-19 on Tuesday, where the state’s Covid situation was reviewed with the members of the state-level War Room and department of Health and Family Welfare, said an order issued by Chief Secretary J Alam.

It informed that house decided to announce Unlock 8 as “the overall Covid-19 situation was under control with the positivity rate in the State remaining under 5% for the past few weeks, and the weekly new Covid-19 hospital admissions showing a declining trajectory”.

However, the district task forces on Covid-19 will continue to actively engage with all the stakeholders including faith-based organisations and intensify vaccination of eligible population to achieve maximum coverage within the shortest possible time.

Relaxations under Unlock 8

  • Schools in rural areas of the state will be allowed to conduct regular classes for students of Class 1 to Class 4 with effect from November 1 with 50% attendance, and after obtaining parental consent for the attendance of the student. Reopening of schools is subject to adherence to all the provisions of the SOP to be issued by the Home department.
  • Schools in the urban areas of the state will also be allowed to conduct regular classes for students of Class 1 to Class 4 with 50% attendance, after approval by the concerned District Task Force on Covid-19 where the positivity rate is low, and subject to adherence to all the SOP.
  • Bus service, inter-district bus service/taxi and other public transportation will be allowed to operate up to 100% capacity, subject to the drivers, attendants and passengers being vaccinated against Covid-19, or have passes 15 days after taking the first dose. If none of the two criteria is fulfilled, the driver(s)/attendant(s)/passenger(s) should carry a Covid-19 negative test report taken through either RT-PCR/TrueNat or CBNAAT with the swab taken for testing not earlier than 72 hours from the date of travel, and further subject to adherence to Covid-19 appropriate behaviour and observance of all the relevant SOPs.
  • The night curfew will stand lifted from November 1.
By EMN Updated: Nov 06, 2021 8:51:49 pm