Nagaland state govt notifies on containment measures

Dimapur | Publish Date: 4/16/2020 9:49:57 AM IST

The lockdown has been extended across the state with all the existing containment measures upto May 3. Government of India, Home Affairs has ordered for certain additional measures for containment of COVID-19 epidemic in the country which will come into force with immediate effect. According to DIPR report, in this context, the state government of Nagaland has ordered the following additional containment measures to be applicable throughout the state with immediate effect.

Public spaces: Wearing of face cover is compulsory in all public places, work places; All persons in charge of public places, work places and transport shall ensure social distancing as per the guidelines issued by ministry of Health and Family Welfare; No organization /manager of public place shall allow gathering of 5 or more persons; Gatherings such as marriages and funerals shall remain regulated by the district magistrate; Spitting in public spaces shall be punishable with fine; There should be strict ban on sale of liquor, gutka, tobacco etc. and spitting should be strictly prohibited.

Work spaces: All work places shall have adequate arrangements for temperature screening and provide sanitizers at convenient places; Work places shall have a gap of one hour between shifts and will stagger the lunch breaks of staff, to ensure social distancing; Persons above 65 years of age and persons with co-morbidities and parents of children below the age of 5 may be encouraged to work from home; Use of Arogyasetu will be encouraged for all employees both private and public; All organizations shall sanitize their work places between shifts; Large meetings to be prohibited. 

Manufacturing establishments: Frequent cleaning of common surfaces and mandatory hand washing shall be mandated; No overlap of shifts and staggered lunch with social distancing in canteens shall be ensured; Intensive communication and training on good hygiene practices shall be taken up.

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