Dimapur, June 11: The Deputy Commissioner of Dimapur, Rajesh Soundararajan has informed that the existing lockdown measures shall continue to remain in force in Dimapur till June 18 with the following additional directives, with effect from June 12.
1.The practise of ‘no mask- no movement’ and ‘no mask- no entry’ will be strictly enforced by all concerned.
2.Hardware stores, shops selling agricultural tools/ equipment/materials, stationeries, mobile phones and computer accessories, tire repair shops, garages for automobile repairing and shops selling vehicles spare parts shall be allowed to open on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 6 a.m. to 12 noon. The necessary arrangements in this regard shall be done by administrator, DMC
3.Regular religious services and catering 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
4.Administrative offices of schools/colleges with a core group of officers/staff shall be permitted to attend the urgent and essential matters.
5.Private business offices with a core group of officers/staff may be permitted to attend to urgent and essential matters with the prior permission of the District Task Force Dimapur.
6.New construction works may be permitted after examination by the DTF and fresh labourers shall be allowed as per provisions under the Revised SOP for returnees and travellers issued vide NO. NSTMEA-ER-COVID19/368/2021/5274 dated 29/04/2021
7.Common Service Centres in the District shall be permitted to open for IT support during COVID-19 vaccination
8.Light motor vehicle including taxi, auto rickshaws etc shall be allowed to ply on existing odd-even bases with strict adherence to relevant SOPs. Drivers of the taxi, auto rickshaw shall need to get negative COVID-19 text report for resumption of services. Bus service, two wheeler taxi service and pillion riding shall remain suspended.
Any person violating the order shall be penalized as per the provision of the Section 51-60 of the Disaster Management Act 2005 besides legal action under Section 188 of the IPC, DC further stated. (Page News Service)