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Additional lockdown measures announced for Dimapur

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DIMAPUR, JUNE 18: Deputy Commissioner of Dimapur, Rajesh Soundararajan has announced some additional lockdown measures ~ besides the existing ones ~ to be implemented in the district till June 30.
All activities and movement of persons/individuals will remain suspended during the lockdown period.
Exemptions have been made for movement of vehicles carrying essential commodities/food items and medical supplies, 4-lane and railway construction works, all healthcare facilities, movement of healthcare workers including those in animal healthcare.

Pharmacies, clinics, hospitals, nursing homes will remain open 24×7.
All officers and staff of District Administration, Police, Security Forces, District Court, Fire & Emergency Services, Medical, Postal, NIC, NSDMA, Home Guards and Civil Defence, SDRF, Power, PHE, Food & Civil Supplies, Treasury & Accounts, Taxes, Banks/ATMs, IPR, AIR and Doordarshan, Social Welfare Department including functioning of Sakhi One Stop Centre, Women Helpline, Child Protection services, Anganwadi services, LPG services including delivery, distribution and transportation, private water tanker/carriers, prison and related services, courier services, Dimapur Municipal Council, Chumukedima/Medziphema/Niuland Town Council, Food Corporation of India Ltd., Power Grid Corporation of India Limited are also included in the exemption list.
All establishments and personnel relating to electronic and print media, telecom/internet services are also exempt from the restriction.
Wholesale shops dealing in essential commodities, vegetable, fish/meat vendors, milk booths, bakeries, local grocery stores, all shops selling essential commodities and animal feed shops in all locations will be allowed to open on all days from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., except on Sundays.
Hardware stores, shops selling agricultural tools/equipments/materials, stationeries, mobile phones/repairing, computer accessories, tyre repair shops, garages for automobile repairing and shops selling vehicles spare parts, electrical stores, electronics/repairing and steel fabrications units will be allowed to open on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Supermarket/footpath vendors will not be allowed to operate. These vendors have been asked to sell their products in their respective colonies/villages.
Agriculture and Allied activities and ongoing construction works will be allowed, subject to the contractor/owner ensuring adherence to COVID-appropriate behaviour. New construction works may be permitted with fresh labourers after examination by DTF, subject to compliance to revised SOP for returnees and travellers.
Petrol pumps will remain open while ensuring there is no crowding.
Dimapur Airport will remain open and movement of staff and passengers (with proof of ticket) will be permitted subject to adherence of COVID-appropriate behaviour.
Hotels for lodging will be allowed to remain open with minimum staff. COVID-19 negative test will be mandatory for lodging in any hotel/guesthouse, etc. Further, restaurants will remain closed for in-house dining. They may however cater through takeaway/home delivery services.
Food delivery, groceries delivery and other e-commerce service providers are allowed.
Funeral services and solemnization of weddings will be limited to not more than 20 persons. Regular religious services and gathering will continue to be suspended. However, prayer meetings and fellowships may be allowed in religious places with not more than 20 persons, with strict adherence to COVID-appropriate behaviour.
Administrative offices of school/colleges, private business offices with a core group of staff will be permitted to attend to urgent and essential matters with prior permission of the DTF, Dimapur.

Common Service Centres (CSC) in the districts will be permitted to open for IT support during COVID-19 vaccination
Light motor vehicles including taxis, autorickshaws, shall be allowed to ply on existing odd-even basis with strict adherence to relevant SOP/restrictions on the number of passengers, etc.
All places of mass gathering will be closed and all social/political/sports/entertainment/academic/cultural/religious functions and other large congregations will remain prohibited.
Each traveller/returnee will be required to produce a negative COVID-19 test report (RT-PCR/TruNat/CBNAAT not earlier than 72 hours) or COVID-19 vaccination completion certificate (both the doses should have been taken) at the point of entry.
Movement of interstate passengers will be allowed as per provisions of the revised SOP for returnees and travellers entering Nagaland.
Strict checking will be done at the points of entry and all non-essential movement will be refused entry.
There will be total ban on the movements of individuals/vehicles from 4 p.m. to 5 a.m. everyday across Dimapur District except for medical or other emergencies and for those who are exempted/ permitted to move as per the existing lockdown measures.
Any person violating this order shall be penalized as per the provision of the Section 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act 2005 besides legal action under Section 188 of the IPC.
(Page News Service)