Districts strengthen measures against COVID-19

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Dimapur, March 25: Tuensang District Task Force for COVID1-19 held a meeting in the DC’s conference hall Tuensang on March 25 under the chairmanship of chairman TDTF and DC, Kumar Ramnikant. The meeting updated the successful passage of day-1 of the 21 days lock down of the district and the DC appreciated the stakeholders responsible for the success and encouraged members to contribute the same in the coming days.
The forum discussed on establishing a central helpline for the district and volunteers to be nominated to distribute basic commodities for the needy section of the people of the town. President of All Ward Union was asked to submit the detail list of those legible for the service.
The forum also decided established one medical team on wheels to meet the basic health issue of the general public of Tuensang Town. The team will provide the home service to patients and nominated Dr. Wapang along with two nurses for the same. The DC assured that there will be no shortage of basic commodities in the district and aksed public not to panic. He also announced allotment of fuel of 10 liters only per car for a short period of time. For opening of the shops dealing with basic commodities time line was set between 8 am to 2 pm.
District administration of Tuensang along with police and Medical Department also resolved to supply free mask for small shop keeper and vegetable vendors and small business dealer dealing with basic amenities.
The TDTF for COVID-19 also announced complete shutdown of movement of private vehicles. One time thoroughfare for vehicles carrying food items and basic commodities to villages will be allowed, DC said.
The house also resolved to construct one seal for those who are under home quarantine which are to be sealed on a patient’s right hand for the recognition of his/her status.
Meanwhile, DC Tuensang, Kumar Ramnikant IAS convened a meeting with Churches, tribal bodies and student bodies in regard to novel Corona Virus (COVID – 19) on March 24 in the DC’s conference hall.
The DC briefed the house on the threat and the urgent need to contain the COVID-19 and called for a spirit of cooperation between all the church / tribal / student bodies and the Government establishments to successfully combat the threat of COVID-19.
The DC requested the house to spread awareness on unconfirmed/fake news/rumour mongering. All such messages should be confirmed from the authority concerned, he said and requested the house to spread awareness on precautionary measures such as staying at home/washing hands/avoiding face touching/sneezing into tissues/elbow etc. He also stated that every flu, which is common in this season, should not be mistaken as COVID-19 related. However abundant precautions should be taken.
In the meeting, executive secretary, CBLT, requested the District administration to come up with modalities to contain the situation, which will be complied by all the civil bodies. Pastor, Police Church stated that the Church has suspended its jubilee celebrations on account of the situation.
The DC also highlighted on the ban of spitting in public places and institutions as a measure to avoid the spread of the corona virus and violators will be punished according to the law. He also requested the various bodies to spread awareness through posters, audio messages etc preferably in local dialects for maximum penetration of awareness among the people.
Zunheboto: Zunheboto Town Council has banned spitting of paan/tamul, sputum etc. in public places and institutions under Zunheboto Town with immediate effect.
The ZTC warned that strict action will be initiated against the violators along with penalty in accordance to relevant laws.
The ZTC also directed all shops and business establishments under Zunheboto Town to sell all essential commodities at the prescribed MRPs and that hoarding/selling of essential commodities at exorbitant prices is strictly prohibited. It warned of strict action against defaulters.
Peren: Peren district administration has directed all shops selling essential commodities under Peren Town to keep their shops open from 8 am to 12 Noon only with immediate effect. The shops will remain closed the rest of the time.
The general public has also been informed to do their shopping at the allotted time period.
Meanwhile the Peren District Task Force on COVID-19 has constituted Sun Divisiona Rapid Response Teams (SDRRT) on COVID-19 for the Sub-Divisions of Peren, Jalukie, Tening and Ahthibung (Page News Service)