Dimapur, April 19: In the interest of the general public and as a precautionary measure to encourage social distancing due to COVID-19 pandemic crisis, the Additional Deputy Commissioner Kohima has issued the following directives and guidelines for strict compliance of all concerned.
All grocery shops/ bakeries/ vegetable shops/ pharmacies/shops & wholesale shops selling baby foods/ shops seeing essential commodities have been re-directed to open to the general public from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. from April 20 and would be operational only on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays during the lockdown period as notified earlier.
The general public have been directed to visit only the nearest shops/stores within their respective wards/colonies to ensure social distancing and public safety.
Only one member of each family would be permitted to come out of their homes only on production of Sanitation Card or authorization issued from the respective wards/colonies for procurement and distribution of essential commodities, availing essential services, medical facilities.
All the general public have been asked to ensure social distancing while shopping for essential commodities, apart from that the shopkeepers would ensure that proper markings are drawn outside their respective shops/stores in such a manner that the buyers are distanced by at least l metre from each other, only after which She essential commodities will be sold to the buyers.
The movement of all vehicles would be totally restricted except those vehicles which have the explicit permission of this office.
Parking of vehicles for public in the following locations within Kohima town are hereby restricted with immediate effect: (a) Stretch from PHQ Junction till Bethel Hospital; (b) P.R. Hill Junction; (c) Razhu Point Junction; (d) Census Office Junction and (e) High School Junction.
All the outlets selling firewood would remain open to cater to the need of the general public for fuel purposes from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
The guidelines and directives come into immediate effect till further orders.
(Page News Service)