Dimapur, May 7: Additional Deputy Commissioner Pfutsero in an order stated that due to unprecedented increase in COVID-19 positive cases in the country, the state and detection of cases in the district and within Pfutsero sub-division, and in the interest of public health and safety and in exercise of the powers conferred under Section 30 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, the public has been informed to strictly adhere to the following measures and SOPs.
The ADC informed that “all places of mass gatherings to be closed including religious places, except for solemnization of weddings with prior permission of the Deputy Commissioner across the state and shall be limited up to 50 persons.”
Public have been strictly advised to avoid non-essential travelling, particularly to Containment Zones of Kohima and Dimapur, as most of the COVID-19 positive cases have resulted out of the travelers and returnees. Urgent travelers should take all the necessary measures.
High risk groups including persons, pregnant mothers and persons above 65 years of age have been advised to stay home.
All the business establishments and shops have been permitted to remain open as per directive of the state government but shall strictly follow all COVID-19 protocols including setting up of hand hygiene (hand sanitizer) facilities, wearing of masks and gloves, avoid crowding, proper sanitization of the shops and its premises, and other measures as notified vide NO.ADC- PFRO/COVID-19/2020 dated the 7th of May, 2021.
All coaching/hostels/vocational institutions would be closed. However, online/distance learning would continue to be permitted and shall be encouraged.
Public have been reminded to mandatorily wear face masks at all times, maintain adequate social distancing, follow strict hand hygiene and other COVID-19 appropriate behaviour.
The ADC further stated that there would be mandatory 7 days home isolation for those persons entering the Pfutsero sub- division from outside of the state while following other norms as per the latest Consolidated guidelines.
In case of medical emergencies and suspected cases, Pfutsero COVID-19 Helpline may be contacted: 8729840597/8837371959/9862745089/9642415388.
Any violation of the SOP and the above measures will be prosecuted as per Section 51 to 60 of the Disaster management Act, 2005, Section 188 of the IPC and termination of trade license. This is for information and strict compliance by all concerned, the ADC stated. (Page News Service)