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Nagaland announces Unlock-8 from Nov 1 to Dec 15

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KOHIMA, OCTOBER 26: Nagaland Government has decided to extend the ongoing process of unlocking with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic by 45 days till December 15 with more relaxations, including opening of school for lower classes and lifting of night curfew, officials said.

The State Government has been announcing the unlocking process in a phased manner since July 1 and the current unlock phase 7 will end on October 31.
Unlock 8 will come into effect from November 1 till December 15, 2021, Government spokesperson and senior Minister Neiba Kronu told newsmen during a press conference at his chamber in the Secretariat here Tuesday.
The decision was taken at a review meeting of the High Powered Committee (HPC) on COVID-19, headed by Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, he said.
On further relaxations during the unlock process, Kronu said while regular classes following COVID appropriate behavior had been permitted in the previous phase of unlock, the HPC this time has allowed resumption of schools for lower classes from Standards 1 to 4 mainly for conduct of the academic final examinations, which is held in November every year.
However, he said the final decision has been left to the respective District Task Forces (DTFs) to grant permission for opening of schools depending on the local situation.
It has also been decided to totally lift the night curfew, which was earlier imposed from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m., he said, adding that passenger vehicles, both State and private transports can function normally in Unlock-8.
Nonetheless, Kronu, while requesting everyone to get inoculated with COVID-19 vaccine, also appealed to DTFs to exert concerted efforts in carrying out the vaccination drive.

On the conduct of the Hornbill Festival, an annual tourism promotional 10-day event of the State Government, which could not be held last year since its inception in 2000, the Minister said with the ease in pandemic situation this year it would be held but the number of days will be decided by the Tourism Department.
On permitting entry of tourists, he reiterated that only those fully vaccinated ones would be allowed.
(Page News Service)