Dimapur, June 12: The Deputy Commissioner of Kiphire, Rahul Mali has informed that the existing lockdown measures and directives will continue to remain in force in Kiphire till June 18.
The practice of ‘no mask- no movement’ and ‘no mask- no entry’ will be strictly enforced by all concerned, he said.
Permitted shops and business establishment like vegetables/fish/meat vendors, milk booths, bakeries and local grocery stores will be allowed to open between 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. all days in week.
Shops selling stationeries, mobile phones and computer accessories, hardware, garage for automobiles and shops selling vehicles spare parts will be open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Regular religious service and gathering will continue to be suspended. However, prayer meetings and fellowships may be allowed in religious places with not more than 20 persons.
Administrative offices of schools/colleges with a core group of officers /staff will be permitted to attend urgent and essential matters.
Private business offices with a core group of officers /staff may be permitted to attend urgent and essential matters with the prior permission of the DTF.
Common service Centres (CSCs) in the district will be permitted to open for IT support during COVID-19 vaccination.
New construction works are permitted and fresh labourers will be allowed as per provision under the revised SOP for returnees and travellers issued vide No. NSDMA-ER-Covid -19 /368 /2021/5274 dated 29th April 2021.
Movement of vehicles carrying essential commodities/food items and medical supplies including oxygen /oxygen cylinder and other medical equipment will be allowed to continue. In addition light motor vehicles including taxis shall be allowed to ply with 50% occupancy as per existing SOP.
All taxi drivers shall need to get negative COVID test report for resumption if service. However bus service shall remain suspend.
The DTF in its meeting decided to undertake intensified COVID-19 Vaccination drive targeting shopkeepers, shop attendants, taxi/truck drivers.
Any persons /group of persons violating this order shall be deemed to have committed an offense punishable under section 188 of the Indian penal Code and relevant provisions of the Disaster Management Act 2005.
(Page News Service)