Dimapur, April 8: In view of the rapid surge in cases of Covid-19 in several parts of the country, the High Powered Committee (HPC) on Covid-19 has decided for placing teams from District Task Forces at Dimapur Airport for thermal screening of every incoming passenger and checking if he/she has a negative report of Covid-19 test done not earlier than 3 days prior to arrival in Nagaland, or if he/she has completed the Covid-19 vaccination and whether he/she has installed and registered in the nCOVID Nagaland Visitors App and submitted the ‘Self Declaration Form’ giving the travel details as well as the location where it is proposed to do home/paid quarantine as envisaged under the provisions of the SOP dated 25/11/2020 for anyone entering the state.
In a letter to all Deputy Commissioners & Chairman, District Task Force on Covid-19, Principal Secretary, Home, Abhijit Sinha also stated that special attention may be given to people coming from any of the 11 states with the highest Covid-19 active cases in the country as on April 5 namely, Maharashtra, Chattisgarh, Karnataka, Kerala, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Delhi.
The details of such persons must be immediately shared with the respective DTFs where such person propose to do their home/paid quarantine in case they are coming without a negative report of Covid-19 test or proof of having completed Covid-19 vaccination so that adherence to the provisions of the aforesaid SOP is strictly ensured.
DMC directs traders to follow SOPs
In view of the rising cases of COVID-19 across the country and “the impending threat to Nagaland, particularly Dimapur”, the Dimapur Municipal Council (DMC) has directed all traders/business houses/shopkeepers to strictly follow SOPs by wearing mask, using hand sanitisers and maintaining social distancing.
In a press release issued on Thursday, the DMC also requested the public to maintain COVID-appropriate behaviour in public places. (Page News Service)