Dimapur, April 20: With a view to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection in Kohima district, a Committee on social distancing and lockdown enforcement was constituted headed by District Administrator with members from Government departments and civil societies. The committee began its task in monitoring the precautionary measures to be followed during the window period for shopping from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. today within Kohima town.
Elected members under Kohima district led by the Legislators in-charge for Kohima district, Minister Housing & Mechanical, Tongpang Ozukum, Advisor Urban Development & Municipal Affairs, Dr. Neikiesalie Nicky Kire, Advisor Veterinary & Animal Husbandery, R. Khing, Advisor Youth Resource & Sports, Er. Zale Neikha, MLA Neikezhakuo Nakhro and MLA Khriehu Liezietsu inspected the main shopping areas located at BOC, Razhü point and High School junction during the first hour of the window period for shopping today.
The elected members observed that with the involvement and assistance of the civil societies, the implementation of social distancing at most of the shopping points have been tackled successful with the cooperation of the general public.
Further Minister Tongpang felt that for the main shopping area at BOC, more strategies and plans needs to be formulated and implemented by the concerned committee in order to ensure that proper social distancing is maintained and the rush of customers is brought under control as many wholesalers and vegetable vendors are located in the area.
Besides the District Administration, KMC and Police, the committee members included AYO, ASU, KVYO, KCCI and AKMW for assisting in social distancing at various shopping areas and also to assist the stranded students.
The Legislatures also urged the shoppers to maintain social distancing while shopping for their required essential commodities during the lockdown period and further thanked the volunteers from various civil societies for their services and efforts in helping out the district administration and Police towards the safety of the public. (Page News Service)