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Dimapur to be a ‘containment zone’ from 7 p.m. of May 5

Nagaland News

Night curfew from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Dimapur, May 4: Deputy Commissioner Dimapur, Rajesh Soundararajan IAS has prohibited all activities, including movement of persons in all colonies falling within the 23 wards under the jurisdiction of Dimapur Municipal Council; all colonies under the jurisdiction of Chumukedima Town Council; and all colonies/villages along the Dimapur-Chumukedima four-lane road after it was declared a ‘containment zone’ by the state government.

The order will come into force with effect from 7 p.m. of May 5 for a period of 7 days.
Meanwhile, night curfew would continue to be in force from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m.
According to the order issued by the Deputy Commissioner, movement of goods vehicles including vehicles carrying oxygen/oxygen cylinders and other medical equipments would be permitted.
All health care facilities including Animal Healthcare, Hospital Clinics, Nursing Homes and movement of healthcare workers would be permitted, besides all pharmacies including those selling veterinary medicines.
All persons going for Covid-19 vaccination, Covid testing and medical emergencies will be permitted.
All officers and staff working under district administration, police, security forces, fire and emergency services, medical, postal services, NIC, NSDMA, Home Guards & Civil Defence, SDRF, Power, PHED, Food & Civil Supplies, Finance, Treasry & Accounts, Banks/Insurance/ATMs, IT &C, IPR, Social Welfare Department including functioning of Sakhi One Stop Centre/Women Helpline, Child Protection Services and Anganwadi Services, LPG services including their delivery, distribution and transportation, private water tanker/carriers, prison and related services, courier services, Dimapur Municipal Council, Chumukedima Town Council, Gauhati High Court Kohima Bench and District Court all be permitted.
An order issued by the DC Dimapur stated that construction activities would be permitted.
All vegetable, fish/meat vendors, milk booths, provisional stores, tyre repair shops, bakeries, all local grocery stores, including animal feed shops for public purchase would remain open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Small, standalone shops in colonies would be open subject to regulation by the respective ward/colony authority.
Funeral service has been limited to not more than 20 persons.
All shops in the market complexes and single brand malls, clothes/apparel/footwear stores would remain closed. Multi brand stores like Vishal Mart, Big Bazaar etc would remain open, provided they sell only essential items and observe all necessary Covid-19 SOP provisions.
Petrol pumps would remain open as usual, while ensuring there is no crowding.
All establishments and personnel relating to electronic and print media, telecom/internet service providers have been allowed to function.
Dimapur Airport would remain open and movement of staff and passengers would be permitted.
Hotels for lodging would be allowed to remain open with minimum staff. Restaurants would remain closed for in-house dining. Restaurants, may however, cater through takeaway or home delivery. Food delivery service providers and groceries delivery service providers are allowed to operate.
Movement of all private passenger would be allowed to ply on odd/even system with occupancy of 50% for the permitted activities.

Public transport (both public and private) like buses, taxis, autos, two-wheeler taxis etc would be allowed to ply with occupancy of 50% with a maximum limit of 25% of such vehicles in the district.
All gatherings have been prohibited and all places of mass gatherings would remain closed including religious places, except for solemnization of weddings with prior permission of the Deputy Commissioner and would be limited upto 50 persons.
(Page News Service)