Dimapur, May 21: The Noklak Sub-Divisional Task Force against COVID-19 held a review meeting on May 19 in the office premises of Additional Deputy Commissioner. The meeting was chaired by ADC Noklak M.Chaitanya Prasad, IAS.
During the meeting, the house deliberated and approved to constitute a managing committee for quarantine centres as the returns of the locals from outside have began. The task force has identified three quarantine centres namely – Model School Hostel at Danlepdong, KGBV Hostel and IAH Ayush Hospital Noklak with a total capacity of 50 beds. The house also agreed to appeal to Churches and civil societies for assistance for the smooth running of the quarantine centres.
The house unanimously agreed to appeal the higher authority to quarantine the returnees at the District HQ institution facilities at first and may send them to the sub-division only after the district HQ facility is saturated. This is rationalized on the lack of proper facilities, personal, evacuation means etc in the Sub-Divisional level.
The house further agreed to request the higher authority to allot at least 2000 masks and 50 PPEs to the sub-division on urgent basis.
On reviewing the market timing, it was agreed that the category of shops deemed essentials may be allowed to open from 7 am till 2 pm. However, all necessary measures such as maintaining of social distance, compulsory wearing of mask shall be strictly adhered. The shopkeeper shall reserve the right to refuse sell/merchandise to customers without mask.
The house takes serious note on the observation that there has been a spike in movement or public in the town areas and therefore decided to make public announcement encouraging people to stay home and not move around unless absolutely necessary. (Page News Service)