State govt to release new SOP soon

Correspondent KOHIMA, NOV 5 (NPN) | Publish Date: 11/5/2020 12:41:05 PM IST

High Powered Committee (HPC) for COVID-19 related activities, which reviewed COVID-19 management and lockdown measures in the state, Thursday decided to soon come out with a new standard operating procedure (SOP) for containing spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

HPC spokesperson and minister planning and coordination Neiba Kronu told Nagaland Post that the state government has been working on new SOP. 

The committee has also given November 15 deadline to the school education department to come up with a proper proposal on reopening of schools after thorough consultations with all the stakeholders, he said.

On re-imposing of lockdown in the state, Neiba Kronu said the department of health and family welfare was assigned to review the reasons why the neighbouring states had imposed lockdown. Kronu said that the committee has also decided to ban theatres and reduce the quarantine period for frontline workers to seven days. 

For restaurants, hotels and other shops not complying with SOPs, Kronu said that non-compliance would lead to suspension of trade license.

According to an official bulletin, a revised SOP for returnees and travellers entering Nagaland would be issued soon.

HPC meeting was held under the chairmanship of chief minister Neiphiu Rio and attended by deputy chief minister (co-chairman) Y. Patton and members (health minister, planning minister, advisor urban development & municipal affairs, Advisor IT & ST and NRE and senior officials of the state government.

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