Dimapur, April 13: With Dimapur reporting the first COVID-19 case in Nagaland, the Angami Youth Organization (AYO) has called a total lockdown in Kohima from April 14 in order to prevent the virus from spreading further.
“All the essential commodities are being transported from Dimapur, and there is a fear psychosis among the people even here in Kohima which we cannot ignore at any cost. There are some irresponsible citizens who are wandering freely and are yet to pay a heed to the seriousness of this deadly virus, and thus, we have decided that a total lockdown will be the best solution at this hour,” it said in a letter to Chief Secretary, Nagaland.
Stating that it strongly opposes the move of the Government in coming up with the decision to resume offices, the AYO said, “At a time when all stakeholders should be on war footing to combat the virus, we felt that it is a blunder from the government to come up with such decisions. Now that a positive case has been reported in Dimapur, the AYO has decided that the government should call back its decision and not allow offices to resume before April 30.”
AYO informed that vehicles to be exempted during the total lockdown period includes Chief Minister’s Office, Home, Planning, Finance, NSDMA, paramilitary forces, police, Home Guards & Civil Defence, medical, NIC, DIPR, Fire & Emergency Services, PHED, media, district administration, KMC, people on medical ground and essential commodities/carrier trucks. (Page News Service)