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Shops, commercial and private establishments to remain closed
Dimapur, April 2: Stating that situation warrants to further restrict movement of general public in view to tackle the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in Dimapur district, Commissioner of Police and District Magistrate, Rothihu Tetseo has further extended the prohibitory order for total restriction of movement of general public and vehicles in Dimapur district with effect from midnight of April 2 till midnight of April 5.
However, movement of officials/staff of Departments of Police, Army, Para-military forces, magistrates/district administration, doctors/medical staff/chemist/pharmacist, media, DMC and sanitation, treasury, banks, power, PHED, IOC, FCI, Food & Civil Supply, Airport/Railway Staff and Telecom/Pvt Internet Service Provider in discharge of official duty and vehicles transporting essential commodities will be exempted.
Violation of the aforesaid order will be liable for punitive punishment under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code, the Commissioner of Police stated.
Deputy Commissioner Dimapur, Anoop Khinchi in an order issued today extended the prohibitory order directing all shops, commercial and private establishments to further remain closed from the midnight of April 3 to midnight of April 5.
The containment measures would remamin in force in all parts of Dimapur district.
However, police, army, para-military forces, magistrate on duty, doctors and medical staff including private hospitals and clinics, medicine wholesalers and retail pharmacies, bank staff and persons engaged in emergency services have been exempted.
In case of emergency, the public can contact: for Ambulance & Medicines at 8787551751 ; DC Control Room at 6009924366; Police Control Room at 7085055050 and Medical Control Room at 7630877991/7630877983.
Any person violating these containment measures will be liable to be prosecuted against at per the provisions of section 51 to 60 of the Disaster Managemetn ACt, 2005, besides legal action under section 188 of the IPC.
Meanwhile, the total lockdown imposed in Dimapur passed off peacefully today as all vehicles remained off the roads except those which were exempted, while public movement was restricted.
Medical shops and Pharmacies opened in few places but very few people came out to purchase emergency medicines. Banks continued with their normal business sans customers.
The Dimapur police had made unprecedented security arrangements placing adequate police personnel at all junctions to prevent people from venturing out, except for medical exigencies.
(Page News Service)