Dimapur, May 10: With the rise of COVID-19 positive cases in Kiphire, the District Task Force, Kiphire has resolved to close all the shops in the District for 72 hours with effect from May 11.
Deputy Commissioner, T Wati Aier said that COVID positive cases in the district were only 4, but after random testing, 9 more positive were detected. The DC further said that only frontline workers alone cannot fight the pandemic and it needs collective effort of all the citizens.
The meeting also resolved to activate COVID Care Centre and institutional quarantine centre at Kiphire & Pungro, and screening centre at Anatongre, Longmatra and Yangzitong junctions.
Trucks and other vehicles carrying commodities coming from other districts will be permitted for only 12 hours for unloading and are restricted to stay at Kiphire town. The house informed that materials for the oxygen plant have arrived at Kiphire and will take a month for the plant to be functional. (Page News Service)