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8-day total lockdown of Dimapur from Jul 26

8-day total lockdown of Dimapur from Jul 26
DIMAPUR, JUL 24 (NPN) | Publish Date: 7/24/2020 1:43:28 PM IST

A day after it announced partial lockdown of Dimapur from July 26 to August 2, 2020, the District Task Force (DTF) Dimapur, in an emergency meeting Friday, instead decided to impose an 8-day total lockdown of the district.

On Friday, the deputy commissioner Dimapur, Anoop Khinchi issued a revised order, dated July 24 with lockdown measures to be strictly implemented and followed by all.

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He said that the lockdown measures were being imposed 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. 

Exempted categories: As per the order, functioning of the offices of the District Administration, Police, Security Forces and Medical and essential service providers like Treasury, fire & emergency Service, 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 have been  exempted from the purview of the lockdown measures.

Total lockdown of Kohima town areas from today

Correspondent

KOHIMA, JUL 24 (NPN): A day ahead of the 7-day lockdown of Kohima municipality areas (from July 25-31), denizens in the state capital thronged the market, resorting to panic buying and forgetting all safety norms/social distancing etc.

People in hundreds were seen rushing to grocery stores to stock up essential commodities while the main town areas witnessed massive traffic jams.

Those dealing with perishable items were also seen selling their items at lesser rates.

As per the order issued by deputy commissioner Kohima on July 23, all categories of shops will remain closed except pharmacies outside the containment zone and all movements,  including vehicles, have been restricted except for rare medical emergencies.

 

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