DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 10: The Government of Nagaland has imposed complete ban on sale and use of fire crackers in the State from November 10 to January 31, 2021.
The ban was imposed considering that there is an increase in number of COVID-19 positive cases in the State and with the approaching winter season, there is likelihood of elderly, children, persons with co-morbidities and others developing respiratory problem.
In a notification, the CS said with Diwali and other festivals approaching during which people usually burst fire crackers releasing harmful chemicals, which have severe impact on the respiratory health of vulnerable groups.
Such pollutants may further prove hazardous for recovered as well as active COVID-19 patients, he said.
Notifying the complete ban, the CS warned that any persons found violating the order shall be punished under relevant provisions of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 and other relevant laws. He directed the DCs, Commissioner of Police, Dimapur, and SPs to take all measures and necessary action to ensure compliance of the order.
(Page News Service)