Dimapur, August 1: In order to prevent and contain the spread of COVID-19, DC Dimapur, Anoop Khinchi IAS has issued certain directives to comply by the general public of Dimapur district.
From August 3, only shops dealing with essential commodities would be opened for public from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wholesale markets would remain open from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. only. Vegetable vendors would be allowed to sell vegetables in the colonies/villages only and not in the main market. Public have been directed to buy essential commodities from their respective colonies/village shops.
Pharmacies would open from 9 a.m. and would continue to remain open as per normal business hours.
New Market, Hongkong market, Hazi Park, Millennium Market, Railway Bazaar and Vegetable market at Purana Bazaar would continue to remain closed.
As the lockdown is enforced in the state, movement of all public have been restricted except those coming out to avail essential services.
Inter-state and inter-District movement has been restricted. However, movement of medical emergency cases and essential goods and services with proper safety measures in place would be allowed.
Odd/Even system of vehicular movement will continue.
Autos would be allowed to ply with only one passenger following all necessary SOPs for COVID-19.
In all, the essential commodity shops, social distancing to be strictly maintained and adhered to. Plastic screens are to be mandatorily installed in all shops and plastic shields to be mandatorily worn by all shopkeepers.
All persons above 65 years of age, persons with co-morbidities, pregnant women and children below the age of 10 years have been advised to stay at home, except for meeting essential requirements and for health purposes as per national directives.
However, functioning of offices of the district administration, police, security forces and medical and essential service providers like Treasury, Fire & Emergency Service, Home Guards & Civil Defence, Prisons, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services, Airport Authority of India & Airlines, District Courts, Life Insurance, PHED, Power, NIC, AIR, Doordarshan, Postal Services, Pharmacies, Medical Clinics, Nursing HOme, BSNL and Private Telecom Services, Internet Service Providers, Media, LPG, Banks with minimum staff and ATMs, Petroleum outlets, quarantine centres, persons/patients with medical emergencies and those person/individual involved in authorized COVID-19 related duties are exempted from the purview of the lockdown measures.
Any person violatnig this order would be liable to be proceeded against as per the provision of Section 51 o 60 of the Disaster Managemetn Act 2005 besides legal action under Section 188 of the IPC, the DC stated adding the order comes into force with effect from August 3. (Page News Service)