COVID-19: Zunheboto, Kiphire DCs issue instructions

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Dimapur, March 26: Deputy Commissioner, Zunheboto, Peter Lichamo, has issuing the following instructions for strict compliance to all concerned and to be applicable throughout Zunheboto District with immediate effect.
1. All the Village Councils/GBs to restrict movement of public within its respective jurisdiction, especially those coming in and going out from outside their respective village jurisdiction. Any kind of social gatherings, ceremonies, etc, involving large number of people to be stopped. The VCC/GBs are to ensure that every effort is made for wide publicity and strict compliance.
2. Any kind of religious congregation in any place of worship is prohibited without any exception. In case of funerals, congregation of not more than twenty (20) persons shall be permitted.
3. All Area Administrative officers having points of entry into Zunheboto district within their jurisdiction to ensure that only vehicles transporting essential commodities are allowed for movement in their respective jurisdiction. A format may be prepared in coordination with the concerned MO/RRT to record the demographic details, origin and destination etc., of the driver and handyman which may be tallied to ensure accountability during return/exit.
4. All road construction activities under NHIDCL/National Highways within Zunheboto district jurisdiction limits shall remain suspended with immediate effect.
5. Movement of vehicles is hereby prohibited from midnight of 25th March, 2020, except for the purpose of buying essential commodities, for availing medical facilities and other genuine emergency purposes with written permission from The Deputy Commissioner or any other officer authorized by him. Government vehicles of departments other than those departments listed as exception shall also be restricted. Further, only upto 2 occupants per vehicle shall be admissible for shopping essential commodities.
6. No person/group of persons shall resort to any kind of rumour mongering or create/forward any kind of unsolicited information relating to COVID-19 in any social media platform like Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and so on. Defaulters shall be penalized as per relevant provisions of the law.
7. The shops selling essential commodities shall strictly adhere to the timings between 8 AM to 12.00 PM only. No shop shall be allowed to be open beyond 12.00 PM, therefore the public are informed to their daily shopping during the prescribed timings.
8. The shops selling essential commodities are reminded that anyone resorting to hoarding or selling of goods at unreasonably exorbitant prices shall invite severe punitive actions under relevant sections IPC and The Essential Commodities ACT, 1995.
9. Public are hereby advised not to resort to panic buying. Public are also advised not to crowd and to maintain a distance of at least 3 feet amongst themselves while shopping.
Any person/group of persons acting in violation of this Order, shall be deemed to have committed an offence punishable under Section 188 of The Indian Penal Code and also under Section 51 to 61 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, he stated.
Kiphire:
A meeting was held at DC conference Hall Kiphire, on March 25. The meeting was attended by the District Administration, Ward chairman, NGOs leaders, GBs and Student’s body.
Deputy Commissioner Kiphire, Sarita Yadav IAS briefed the house about the 21 days total lockdown throughout the country by the Prime Minister of India.
In this regard following resolution and order were made with immediate effect in the Kiphire district: 1. With a view to contain and prevent the spread of corona virus ( COVID-19) and to have more effective monitoring system ,all shops selling essential commodities including petrol pump and daily bazaar selling vegetables in Kiphire Town shall keep their shops open from 9 am to 11 am only on every alternate days i.e. Monday, Wednesday and Friday .Vehicular movement shall be permitted during this marketing days till 11 A.M. and only one person per family shall be permitted to visit shops for purchased of essential commodities.
2. There shall be no vehicular and public movement on non- marketing days except in some exceptional cases or medical cases.
3. Pharmacies shall be permitted to open daily as usual.
4. Private water tankers and carriers shall be allowed to collect and distribute water to consumers for 6 hours daily from 8 am to 2 pm.
5. Village councils shall be permitted to compile a list of essential commodities required for respective villagers and detail a vehicle for procurement of the same and shall provide vehicle registration number and contact number of driver/ helper to the District Administration or police before arrival in the town.
6. Field goers, public gathering, Work constructions were also informed to stop with immediate effect. (Page News Service)