Dimapur/Kohima, July 26: An 8-day total lockdown began today in Dimapur to initiate measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.
As it was Sunday, Government office, banks, postal services etc, which are under exempted categories were closed, besides all business institutions. Only few medical shops/pharmacies opened in few pockets of Dimapur town.
In order to implement the lockdown effectively, Dimapur police had put up barricades in the town preventing movement of vehicles and people in the main town area. Police personnel were deployed in all traffic junctions, who checked all passing vehicles whether they came under exempted categories or not.
Meanwhile, the second day of the 7-day total lockdown in the State capital today passed off peacefully without any untoward incident being reported from any quarter.
The total lockdown was clamped by the Kohima District Task Force on COVID-19 to enhance active surveillance and to ensure comprehensive contact tracing, detection of suspected cases and implementation of isolation measures so that the chain of transmission can be slowed down and to contain the spread of COVID-19 infection.
3 more test positive from outside QC
Amidst such measures, three out of the 28 confirmed cases detected on Sunday are in containment zones where positive cases were detected earlier. Sources said two are from D Block containment zone and one from Naga Bazaar containment zone.
Sources said rigorous contact tracing is in progress in the containment zones.
Meanwhile, Association of Kohima Municipal Ward Panchayats (AKMWP) officials visited five wards today which could not be covered yesterday and had interaction with the ward leaders towards the success of the total lockdown with peaceful and friendly enforcement in tune with the SOP guidelines of the government.
The AKMWP while asserting that the positive cases are all carefully taken care of with all protocols, requested the citizens not to panic but follow the SOP and lockdown regulations strictly to contain the spread of the disease.
AKMWP also requested the citizens to join hands in ushering in a fruitful total lockdown to make Kohima a safer place to live in. (Page News Service)