Dimapur, May 18: The Deputy Commissioner of Wokha, Orenthung Lotha has appealed to the citizens to follow the new SOP issued by the Government.
He stated that there have been reports from the District Surveillance Team that some persons under Home Quarantine/Home Isolation, as advised by the medical team to contain the spread of Covid cases, are not complying with the protocols and SOPs issued by the Government despite strict directives.
It also has been observed that many shops are overcrowded and people are still not wearing masks or observing social distancing with due diligence, and that people are moving from one colony to another despite restrictions on non-essential movement and private vehicles have been observed to be plying without passes and the laxity is a cause of concern in view of the ongoing rapid spread of COVID-19 cases, he said.
The DC reiterated that any violation of or non-compliance to any other clauses/provisions of SOPs/Advisories currently in force including Home quarantine/Isolation, contact tracing, testing shall invite punishment/penalties under relevant sections of the Nagaland Disaster Management Act, 2005 and Nagaland Epidemic Diseases (COVID-19) Regulations 2020. (Page News Service)