Dimapur, May 5: Deputy Commissioner of Kohima Gregory Thejawelie has informed that under the ‘containment zone’ restrictions, all social, political, sports, academic, cultural and religious gatherings are prohibited in all the wards falling under the Kohima Municipal Council and all colonies falling under the New Capital Complex.
The containment zone curbs came into effect at 7 pm on Wednesday, and will continue for 7 days.
Solemnization of wedding with not more than 50 persons is permitted with prior permission of the Deputy Commissioner; funeral service is permitted with not more than 20 persons.
All residents of the containment zones have been directed to avoid non-essential movements.
Exemptions have been granted to all healthcare facilities including animal healthcare, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and movement of healthcare workers; all pharmacies, including those selling veterinary medicines; all establishments and personnel relating to electronic & print media, telecom and internet service providers; all persons going for COVID-19 vaccination, COVID testing and medical emergencies; construction activities; agri and allied activities.
All officers and staff working in district administration, police, security forces, Fire & Emergency Services, Home Department, medical, Postal Services, NIC, NSDMA, Home Guards & Civil Defence, SDRF, Power, PHED, Food & Civil Supplies, Finance, Treasury & Accounts, Banks/ATMs, IT & C, DIPR, AIR & Doordarshan, Kohima Municipal Council, Social Welfare including Sakhi- One Stop Centre/ Women Helpline, Child Protection Services & Anganwadi Services, Guwahati High Court Kohima Bench and District Courts, Prisons have been allowed continue to operate as per the current arrangements.
Administrative Heads of Departments/Heads of Departments/Heads of Offices have been directed form a core group of officers/staff in their respective departments to attend to urgent and essential matters, including court cases, who shall attend office. All government employees should be available on call.
All vegetable, fish/meat vendors, milk booths, grocery stores including animal feed shops could remain open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. (KMC will work out an arrangement of opening only 50% of the shops in BOC Market, High School area Market etc. to be notified soon)
Petrol pumps would remain open; hotels for lodging are allowed to remain open with minimum staff; restaurants would remain closed for in-house dining but can cater to take away or home delivery.
Small, standalone shops of only essential commodities within the colonies would remain open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be regulated by the respective wards/colony authorities.
Other exempted services include: LPG services including delivery, distribution and transportation; private water tanker/carriers; courier services; and food delivery service providers and groceries delivery service providers.
Movement of vehicles
Movement of private passenger vehicles and two-wheelers (with no pillion rider) would be allowed to ply on Odd-Even system, with an occupancy of 50%, but only for the permitted activities.
Public transport vehicles like buses & taxis would ply with occupancy of 50% with a maximum limit of 25% of such vehicles in the district.
Every inbound traveller/returnee on arrival will be required to produce a negative RT-PCR/TrueNat/CBNAAT test report for COVID-19 with the test done not earlier than 72 hours prior to entry into the State and remain in self isolation/quarantine for 7 days.
In other cases, the person will be required to self isolate/quarantine for 10 days. In addition, the person will have to comply with revised Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) for returnees and travellers entering Nagaland issued separately (as per Order No.NSDMA-ER-COVID-19-301/2020(Part-II) Dated 29/4/2021).
All inbound travellers/returnees would enter the district only through the notified check gates viz, Khuzama, Phesama, Peducha, Keyake Check gate, 10IRB Check gate Zhadima &Tseminyu.
All inbound travellers/returnees would compulsorily register their names and other details at the check gates for reporting to the District Surveillance Team; and produce their ‘Self Declaration Form’ available on https://covid19.nagaland.gov.in at the entry points of the district.
(Page News Service)