Dimapur, July 31: The District Task Force Dimapur on Friday decided not to extend the current total lockdown, which will end on August 2 next. Rather, the DTF decided to enforce partial lockdown with effect from August 3.
In a meeting held on Friday, the DTF headed by Deputy Commissioner Dimapur Anoop Kinchi IAS after taking into consideration the views and opinions expressed by members decided that only shops selling essential items and vegetables will be open for public from 9 am to 2 pm from August 3, while wholesale market will be allowed to open from 5 am to 9 am.
Odd and even system of vehicular movement will continue to be enforced while movement of public will be restricted except those coming out for availing essential commodities. Pharmacies will be allowed to open as usual.
The meeting decided that strict implementation of the SOPs will be regulated and if public do not adhere to the guidelines, total lockdown will be imposed again. Shops that do not follow the SOPs will be penalized and their shutters will be closed down, the meeting decided.
The meeting also suggested that plastic sheets should be placed in the shops wherever possible as a precautionary measure between the shopkeeper and the customer and mandatory wearing of masks by one and all besides hand hygiene and maintaining social distancing.
Civil societies including Naga council Dimapur and Western Sumi Hoho voiced for installation of BSL-3 at Dimapur Hospital and said that the DTF Dimapur ought to write to the Government on the issue.
In the meeting, the WSH also suggested for early installation of the dialysis machine donated by the WSH. Towards this, Anoop informed that the process will be completed within a week.
DMC administrator Albert Ezung highlighted on the plight of the sanitation workers who are rendering their services whole day starting from 5 am. He expressed gratitude to the DC Dimapur for supporting and helping the DMC in every possible manner. (Page news Service)