Dimapur, June 11: The Deputy Commissioner of Kohima, Gregory Thejawelie has issued following additional relaxations within Kohima District from June 12 to 18:
i)The practice of ‘No Mask-No Movement’ and ‘No Mask-No Entry’ shall be strictly enforced in all public places by the Kohima District Task Force and law enforcing agencies.
ii) Permitted shops and business establishments shall be allowed to open between 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. ensuring all COVID-appropriate behaviours of mandatory wearing of mask, practicing hand hygiene and maintaining physical distancing. Respective shop/business establishments shall ensure that there is no over-crowding in the shops. Cashless mode of payment should be encouraged as far as possible.
iii) Shops/business establishments selling vegetables, fish/meat, milk booths, bakeries, local grocery stores, animal feed shops located along the highway which were earlier restricted shall be allowed to open between 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. However, main market areas in BOC, High School Junction shall still remain closed.
iv)Hardware and electrical shops, shops selling stationeries, mobile phones and computer accessories, garages for automobile repairing and shops selling vehicle spare parts shall be allowed to open on June 12, June 14, June 17 and June 18 between 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
v)Restaurants/eateries shall be allowed to operate take-away/food delivery. However, proper queue system should be maintained for all customers to ensure physical distance in addition to mandatory wearing of mask and practicing hand hygiene. Groceries delivery and other e-commerce service providers are allowed to function. Contactless delivery should be ensured at all times along with maintaining COVID-appropriate behaviour of mandatory wearing of mask/gloves, maintaining hand hygiene and physical distancing. Cashless mode of payment should be encouraged as far as possible.
vi)Regular religious services and gatherings shall 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-19 appropriate behaviour.
vii)Administrative offices of schools/colleges with a core group of officer/staff shall be permitted to attend to urgent and essential matters.
viii)Private business offices with a core group of officers/staff shall be permitted to attend to urgent and essential matter with the prior permission of the Kohima District Task Force on COVID-19.
ix)New construction works shall be permitted after examination by the Kohima District Task Force on COVID-19 and fresh labourers shall be allowed as per provision under the Revised SOP for returnees and travellers issued vide No. NSDMA-ER-COVID19/368/2021/5274 Dated 29.04.2021.
x)All applications may be sent to warroom kohima @gmail.com. Helpline Nos. 6033833879/9362705742 may also be contacted for any assistance.
xi)Common Service Centres (CSCs) shall be permitted to open between 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. for IT support during COVID-19 vaccination while adhering to all COVID-appropriate behaviours.
xii)Light motor vehicles including taxis shall be allowed to ply within Kohima district on odd-even basis as per office order Dated 1 1.06.2021 issued by Office of the Deputy Commissioner Kohima. However, drivers of taxis need to produce negative COVID-19 report not earlier than 72 hours from the day of operation. Taxis desiring to resume operation shall report to the team of Regional Transport Officer (RTO), Kohima through Mobile Nos. 9366221563/ 9862159833. The team of RTO shall be responsible for strict enforcement of production of negative reports by all taxi drivers before operation.
xiii)Only 50% occupancy shall be allowed in all light motor vehicles including taxis to maintain physical distance. However, taxis are not authorised to charge fares higher than those fixed by the RTA vide order dated 06.10.2020. Bus service, two-wheeler taxi service and pillion riding shall remain suspended.
xiv)All other activities which are otherwise not permitted shall continue to be strictly restricted.
Any action (s) in contravention with the above stated shall deem to have committed an Offence punishable under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code and relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code.
(Page News Service)