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Total lockdown in Dimapur from July 26 to Aug 2


Dimapur, July 24: Dimapur District Task Force has enforced total lockdown in Dimapur with effect from July 26 to August 2 in order to enhance active surveillance and to ensure comprehensive contact tracing, detection of suspected cases and implementation of isolation measures so that the chain of transmission can be slowed down and to contain the spread of COVID-19 infection.
The decision was taken during an emergency meeting of the District Task Force today.
According to an order issued by DC Dimapur, all categories of shops would remain closed except pharmacies and all public movement would be prohibited except medical emergencies.
Movement of all types of vehicles would be prohibited except for medical emergencies, the DC stated adding inter-state and inter-district movement of all the goods vehicles would be allowed with proper safety measure in place.
However, function of the offices of District Administration, Police, Security Forces, Medical and Essential Service Providers like Treasury, Fire & Emergency Services, Home Guards & Civil Defence, Prisons, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services, Airport Authority of India & Airlines, District Courts, Life Insurance, PHED, Power, NIC, DIPR, Food & Civil Supplies, Social Welfare, IT&C, Municipality/Town Council, AIR, Doordarshan, Central Institute of Horticulture Medziphema, ICAR Jharnapani, Agri & Allied Departments, Postal Services, Pharmacies, Medical Clinics, Nursing Homes, BSNL & Private Telecom Services, Internet Service Providers, Media, LPG, Banks with minimal staff & ATMs, Petroleum outlets, Quarantine Centres, Persons/patients with medical emergencies and those person/individual involved in authorized COVID-19 related duties are exempted from the purview of the lockdown measures.
In case of emergency, the public can contact DC Office Control Room at 6009924366; Medical Control Room-7630877991/7630877983; Police Control Room-7085055050 and for Ambulance-9862969266.
Failure to comply with the order would invite strict penal actions as per the provisions of Section 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act 2005 besides legal action under Section 188 of the IPC and other provisions wherever application, the DC stated. (Page News Service)