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DoHFW and DCs issue advisories on COVID-19

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 5/8/2020 12:35:39 PM IST

 DoHFW informs on referral of non COVID patient: In continuation of the May 7 order, Directorate of Health & Family Welfare (DoHFW) has informed that on referral of serious non-COVID patients outside the state during the pandemic period, the under mentioned additional measure should be followed before the referral.

The hospital outside the state to which the patient is referred (referring-in hospital), should be willing to accept the patient. A written document in this regard (an acceptance note by the referring-in hospital) should be enclosed when the patient is applying for referral or movement order / permit. It stated that this is to avoid the situation where a patient is referred outside the state but the hospital refuses to accept the patient during this pandemic period.

DC Mon inform: Directives to be followed in public & workplace: Deputy Commissioner Mon, Thavaseelan has issued the following revised guidelines to be followed strictly in public and workplace. The DC has banned movement of private vehicles except those permitted across the district.

According to DIPR report, the following are the directives: Public places: 1. Wearing of face cover is compulsory in all public places.

2. Funeral/last rites related gatherings shall ensure social distancing and the maximum number of people allowed shall not be more than 20.

3. Spitting in public places shall be punishable with fine.

4. Minimum six feet distance from each other needs to be maintained at all times. Shopkeepers shall ensure that not more than 5 persons are present at a particular time.

5. Persons above 65 years of age, persons with co-morbidites, pregnant women and children below the age of 10 years shall stay at home except for health emergencies.

Work places:1. Adequate stock of face covers shall be made available.

2. Adequate gaps between shifts, staggering the lunch breaks of staff shall be ensured.

3. Sufficient quantities of handwash and sanitizers shall be made available at all entry and exit points, common areas and work places.

4. Frequent sanitization of entire work place, common facilities and all points which come into human contact e.g. door handles etc, shall be ensured including between shifts.

5. Employees, both private and public, must use Aarogya Setu App. Bluetooth should be switched on at all times.

6. Large physical meetings are banned.

Deputy Commissioner, Mon Thavaseelan K has also issued an order in view of the upcoming Mother’s Day celebrations which falls on Sunday (May 10). All categories of shops have been permitted to remain open on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This will be valid only for the day and from Monday the restrictions on shop opening timings and days will continue as before.

The shopkeepers and general public are directed to strictly adhere to social distancing norms and other preventive measures notified by the government.

DC Tuensang informs: Deputy Commissioner Mon, Thavaseelan K has notified the following revised guidelines:

Public places: Wearing of face cover is compulsory in all public places; funeral/last rites related gatherings shall ensure social distancing and the maximum number of people allowed shall not be more than 20; spitting in public places shall be punishable with fine; minimum six feet distance from each other needs to be maintained at all times. Shopkeepers shall ensure that not more than 5 persons are present at a particular time; persons above 65 years of age, persons with co-morbidities, pregnant women and children below the age of 10 years shall stay at home except for health emergencies.

Work places: Adequate stock of face covers shall be made available; adequate gaps between shifts, staggering the lunch breaks of staff shall be ensured; sufficient quantities of handwash and sanitizers shall be made available at all entry and exit points, common areas and work places; frequent sanitization of entire work place, common facilities and all points which come into human contact e.g. door handles etc, shall be ensured including between shifts; employees, both private and public, must use Aarogya Setu App. Bluetooth should be switched on at all times; large physical meetings are banned.

DC Mon further issued an order that the ban on movement of private vehicles except those permitted across the district shall continue to remain in place.

 

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