DIMAPUR, JUNE 30: Nagaland Government has announced a new set of guidelines for ‘Unlock 1’, set to become operative in the State for 10 days starting from July 1.
The major features of the new lockdown conditions issued by Chief Secretary J Alam on Wednesday are permission for all kinds of shops to open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the continuation of suspension on mass public transportation and inter-district movement of people for non-essential services.
“Shops/business establishments dealing with all kind of goods/items/articles are permitted to open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. While the shops/business establishments dealing with essential goods and commodities such as vegetable, fish/meat vendors, milk booths, bakeries, local grocery stores, public utility services like LPG and e-Commerce services, etc., may remain open on all the days; shops dealing with all other goods may remain open on alternate days for which a rotational arrangement will be put in place by the respective District Task Forces”, it informed.
Besides compulsory provision of hand sanitisers and ensuring COVID-appropriate measures, all shops have been directed to display prominently the status of vaccination of all the persons running the shop.
Barbers shops and saloons, etc., where close physical interaction cannot be avoided, will be allowed to open after ensuring vaccination of the persons/attendants running these shops by the respective District Task Forces.
All Government offices in the State have been allowed to open with 50% attendance of staff on any day and subject to adherence to COVID-behaviour at all times.
The remaining 50% staff not attending on any day will work from home and will be available on phone/mail for dealing with any urgent office work.
Private offices in the State are also allowed to function with up to 50% attendance and subject to adherence of COVID-behaviour.
The period of ban on movement of persons/vehicles, except those permitted for reasons/purposes as per the existing lockdown measures, has been reduced to 7 p.m. to 4 a.m., instead of the previous duration of 4 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Wedding solemnisation, funerals and sport training have been allowed, subject to an attendance of not more than 50 persons and adherence to COVID-appropriate behaviour and all the applicable SOPs issued from time to time.
Religious places/places of worship are allowed to open subject to an attendance of not more than 50 persons, and subject to adherence to COVID-appropriate behaviour and all applicable SOPs.
Based on local conditions, the District Task Forces have been permitted to take additional stricter measures in particular areas/wards/villages/towns/entire district, if in its opinion such measures are urgently required for containing the spread of COVID-19.
(Page News Service)