Saturday, May 8, 2021
Top Stories

Night curfew in Dimapur from tomorrow

Nagaland News

Dimapur, April 21: As COVID-19 cases in Dimapur soared to 186 in the past 6 days, the district administration on Wednesday introduced a slew of preventive measures including night curfew on all days between 8 pm and 5 am, starting from Friday, April 23.
In an order issued following a meeting of the District Task Force on the same day, Deputy Commissioner of Dimapur Rajesh Soundararajan stated assembly of four or more persons during the curfew period will be prohibited. Exemptions have been made for medical, emergency and essential services, including pharmacies.
All other shops, business establishments, restaurants etc have been ordered to close by 7 pm.
“There shall be no restriction for movement in all types of goods through trucks, goods vehicles or any goods carries, including empty vehicles and movement of persons to facilitate the same. Movement of long distance night bus services, public transport, private vehicles and taxis from railway stations and bus terminals/stops/stands are allowed (on production of valid travel documents) for facilitating movement of passengers by air, rail and road. All other movement apart from the activities mentioned above is strictly prohibited,” the order read.
The DC also ordered all shops located in New Market and Hongkong Market to operate on alternate days, following odd-even system. Only 50% of footpath vendors in these locations will be allowed on any given day.
“All weekly markets in the district shall not be allowed to open until further orders. However, the vendors of the weekly markets may be facilitated to sell their products in various colonies/wards and village by all authorities concerned i.e. all town councils, ward/village authorities etc,” the order read.
All Gaonburas/Chairman of Village Council/Colonies/Wards have been asked to identify any person arriving from outside the State in their respective jurisdictions and instruct such persons to report to the DTF. They have also been directed to instruct returnees without negative COVID-19 report to self-isolate for 10 days.
“Persons arriving from outside the State are directed to remain in self-isolation for 10 days, if no negative RT-PCR/TrueNat/CBNAAT test report done not earlier than 72 hours prior to entry into the State, is produced on arrival or if test result is awaited,” it stated.
Social/academic/entertainment/cultural/political/religious functions outside containment zones should be limited to either 50% seating capacity or 200 persons, whichever is lower. Festivals should also be kept at bare minimum and if the gathering in open space exceeds 200, prior permission from the DTF should be taken.
The order will come into effect on April 23.

Noklak curfew
In an order issued on April 20, the Deputy Commissioner of Noklak, Reny Wilfred declared that there will be prohibition on assembly of 4 or more persons from 7 pm to 5 am within Noklak town with immediate effect.
Any person found violating this order shall be booked and penalised under relevant sections of the law, he warned. (Page News Service)

New curbs in Dimapur from April 23

  • Night curfew from 8 pm to 5 am
  • Shops, business establishments, restaurants etc to close by 7 pm
  • All shops located in New Market and Hongkong Market to operate on alternate days, following odd-even system. Only 50% of footpath vendors in these locations will be allowed on any given day.
  • All weekly markets in the district closed till further orders. But vendors of weekly markets may be facilitated to sell their products in various colonies/wards and village by all authorities

What’s allowed during night curfew

  • No restriction for movement of all types of goods through trucks, goods vehicles or any goods carriers, including empty vehicles and movement of persons to facilitate the same
  • Movement of long distance night bus services, public transport, private vehicles and taxis from railway stations and bus terminals/stops/stands (on production of valid travel documents) for facilitating movement of passengers by air, rail and road
error: