Dimapur, March 30: DC Dimapur, Anoop Khinchi, IAS has limited the duration of retail shops selling essential commodities in Dimapur from 9 am to 2 pm with effect from April 1 onwards till further notice.
This is in partial modification of the order dated 24th March, which has allowed shops to open from 8 am to 2 pm.
In an order issued today, the DC said the new order was necessitated with a view to contain and prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to have more effective monitoring system.
However, pharmacies and medical shops will remain open from 9 am till their normal business hours.
The DC informed that general public to do their shopping at the time periods allotted.
The DC warned that any person violating the order will be prosecuted under Disaster Management Act 2005, besides legal action under IPC. (Page News Service)