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Consolidated SOP to come into effect across Nagaland from Aug 1

Consolidated SOP to come into effect across Nagaland from Aug 1
DIMAPUR, JUL 31 (NPN) | Publish Date: 7/31/2020 12:40:06 PM IST

Nagaland government, in pursuance to the Central government’s ‘Unlock 3’ guidelines, and after assessing the situation across the state issued a single consolidated Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to be strictly implemented across the state with effect from August 1 till August 31. (See table for highlights of the new SOP)

Shops and outlets of all categories and departmental stores will be allowed to open as per normal hours. Dine-in restaurants and eateries shall continue to remain closed. However, home deliveries will be allowed. 

The respective Deputy Commissioner on assessment of the actual ground position may issue necessary orders regulating the provisions of the new SOP. The DCs shall, however, not dilute the provisions, but in the event of being satisfied after taking into account the local conditions that it is essential and expedient to do so, are at liberty to impose stricter and additional lock down measures for such periods and in areas, as deemed appropriate.

Hawker stalls located in crowded areas and market complexes which offer no scope for enforcing satisfactory social distancing like the Hongkong Market, New Market in Dimapur Town, BOC Market in Kohima etc. shall remain closed except those shops/outlets dealing with food grains, vegetables, food items, medicines and other essential items and goods. Respective DCs shall identify such areas/Market Complexes and issue suitable orders in this regard.

Wearing of face masks has been made compulsory in all public places, work places and during transport. Social distancing of at least 6 feet to be maintained by everyone in all the public places.

Further, proprietors of shops and establishments which are allowed to open will make arrangements for keeping hand sanitizers or provide facilities for hand washing with soap and water for the public as well as for their own staff/ workers. Social distancing measures will also be adhered to at all the shops. All agriculture and allied activities, forest, plantation and animal husbandry activities will continue to be permitted with social distancing measures. All construction activities, including roads, irrigation projects, buildings and all kinds of industrial projects are allowed with social distancing measures. All categories of industries are also allowed to operate subject to social distancing norms

It said that government offices will function with 50% staff attending office every alternate week.

Banks, ATMs, Pharmacies, Medical Clinics, Nursing Homes, Private Telecom Services, Internet Service Providers, Media Houses, LPG, Petroleum outlets will continue to function as per the existing arrangements. All other kind of private offices/establishments are also permitted to operate with social distancing norms.

Religious places/places of worship in the State will continue to be open to public subject to adherence to conditions/provisions of the Office Order dated June 10, 2020. 

All persons above 65 years of age, persons with co-morbidities, pregnant women, and children below the age of 10 years, are advised to stay at home, except for meeting essential requirements and for health purposes, as per the National Directives.

Containment Zones will be demarcated by the district authorities after taking into consideration the guidelines of MoHFW with the objective of effectively breaking the chain of transmission. 

 

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