Dimapur, May 14: The Kohima District Task Force on COVID-19 has decided to strictly enforce the lockdown measures in the district.
In a meeting held today to discuss on enforcement of total lockdown measures in the district from May 14 to 21 under the chairmanship of DC & chairman DTF, Kohima, Gregory Thejawelie NCS, Advisor for Technical Education and Election, Medo Yhokha encouraged everyone to take the call and face the challenges with wisdom and react to the situation accordingly. He wished everyone to extend their best efforts for the successful implementation of the total lockdown on behalf of the Government.
On the area of movement of vehicle and person, the DC informed that issue of permit system has been put in place to entertain unavailable cases to ensure for effective implementation and enforcement of the lockdown measures.
Main market areas like BOC, High School junction, Super Market and Keziekie were to be closed however, the meeting decided that wholesaler located at the areas will be allowed to be opened from 6 am to 12 noon to maintain the chain of supply to colonies/wards and villages. KMC will monitor the system.
In regard to agriculture and allied activities, for people crossing the town areas, the meeting felt that they may obtain certain certification from concerned village authority for their movement.
On the issue of movement of labourers, the wards and colony authorities have been asked to ensure that the labourers do not move out from the State as they have been allowed to work for their daily wages. The meeting also requested All Kohima Municipal Wards and Panchayats (AKMWP) to curtail the movement of non-essentials in their respective colonies/wards.
The meeting also discuss on issues like management of Covid positive dead bodies and home isolation for asymptomatic cases and other related issues. (Page News Service)