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Commr Nagaland reviews situation

Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, APR 1 (NPN) | Publish Date: 4/1/2020 1:39:40 PM IST

Reviewing the situation across the state, Commissioner of Nagaland M Patton said special consideration was being given to Dimapur and Kohima districts in regard to the spread of COVID-19.

Taking into consideration the importance of stakeholders, Patton said the State government alone could not prevent the situation and thereby a convened a meeting at Commissioner of Police office here Wednesday in which various agendas were discussed focusing on the chaos and commotion due to panic buying and traffic congestion that happened on March 30 in the town.

The house discussed closure of all main markets in the town and at the same time how to ensure smooth supply of essential commodities to the people.

The meeting also underscored the need to regulate timings for trucks ferrying essential commodities to Manipur and other districts. Considering the order and instructions of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, the ban on entry from across the State border would be ensured. 

The meeting also discussed regulating the timings of petrol pumps taking into consideration those exempted from the lockdown. In order to contain the excuse of going out to get medicines and other essentials, home delivery would also be encouraged. The meeting was also attended by GBs and representatives of Dimapur Naga Students’ Union, Naga Council Dimapur and other stakeholders to work out the modalities. Patton appealed to all sections of NGOs and organisations to assist the government machineries.

On law and order, ADG (L&O) Renchamo Kikon mentioned that there was no shortage of manpower in the State. With regard to the safety of police personnel, he said the department had made special sanctions to all units. He said safety of the policemen was important because only if they took care of themselves would they be able to take care of the public. 

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