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COVID-19: Meetings, advisories and random tests

COVID-19: Meetings, advisories and random tests
Medical personnel conducting a nasal swab during random tests in Mokokchung on Thursday. (NP)
DIMAPUR: | Publish Date: 5/13/2021 1:35:38 PM IST

District administrations and the medical department have been conducting meetings, random COVID-19 testing and issuing advisories in order to prevent further community spread in the state.

Mokokchung: Medical personnel have been conducting random testing on citizens including shopkeepers here, since Monday.

Out of the total 385 tests conducted till Thursday, 10 persons were tested positive.

A joint meeting of Mangkolemba task force for COVID-19 with all ward chairmen of Mangkolemba town was held at ADC’s conference hall on May 12 under the chairmanship of ADC Mangkolemba, Dharam Raj. 

According to DIPR report, the chairman briefed the house on guidelines issued by the government to prevent and combat the surge of COVID-19 cases.

The meeting also discussed on matters related to formation of ward task force and manning of various strategic check posts within the town. The meeting was also attended by chairmen from all wards and representatives from Mangkolemba Watsu Mungdang and Mangkolemba Ao Lanur Telongjem. (Correspondent)

Tuensang: Tuensang DTF for COVID-19 held a meeting at DC’s conference hall Tuensang on May 13. The meeting was chaired by DC and chairman DTF Tuensang, Kumar Ramnikant. 

According to DIPR report, DTF members after discussion on the state government’s total lockdown directives agreed for the implementation of guidelines for Tuensang district:

The house agreed upon applying “one family one card” system where only one family member shall go out with the card for basic essentials activities; public have been advised to shop or do essential marketing in their respective wards.

Shops would be allowed to open from 6 a.m. to 12 noon; suspension of private vehicle movements except those exempted by the DTF; agri and allied farmers would be allowed to go to their field but with a timing of 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. to go to the field and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. to return from field. The house decided that in order to monitor all the guidelines, the police along with respective wards and sector leaders would be handed over responsibilities.

Meanwhile, the house also agreed to establish two counselling teams inclusive of medical experts and religious leaders to guide and aid COVID -19 patients through telephone.

Dimapur: DC & DDMA chairman Rajesh Soundararajan has ordered the sealing of the new india assurance co. Ltd Dimapur city branch office (530501) opposite Chishi complex, circular road, Dimapur for 48 hours from the date of issuing this order.

Mon: DC Mon Thavaseelan K ordered the sealing of M/S SSR CREST and engineering camp-2 @ Km 52 + 300, Mon till further order.  

Meanwhile, ADC Naginimora, Vineet Kumar has ordered the sealing of canteen compound (Sitaram canteen) near Angnung junction, Assam Rifles camp, Naginimora, till further orders.

Further, DCs and ADC have informed that any person violating the containment measures would be liable to be proceeded against as per the provision of Sections 51 to 60 of Disaster Management Act 2005 besides legal action under IPC Section 188 and other legal provisions as applicable.

Peren: Medical department, Peren under the supervision of DTF conducted random COVID-19 test among auto, bus and taxi drivers at Jalukie town, traffic police point on May 13.

DC Kohima issues lockdown guidelines

DIMAPUR: In view of the total lockdown from May 14 to 21, deputy commissioner Kohima has issued lockdown directives, in pursuance to the Home department order dated May 11.

In addition to the consolidated lockdown guidelines issued by the chief secretary and published on May 12, the DC Kohima has stated that vegetable, fish/meat vendors, milk booths, bakeries, local grocery stores including those that sell animal feed shops for public purchase from 6 a.m. to 12 noon only will be allowed in colonies/wards on alternate days viz. May 17, 19 and 21, by strictly ensuring COVID-19 appropriate behaviour. Public are to shop their essential needs from within their colony only, the order said.

Further, all shops/business establishments, except those allowed, located along the highway including the road stretch from PR Hill junction to Jail colony, and main market areas like BOC, High School Junction and Keziekie etc. are to be closed without any exception.

It further said that strict checking will be carried out at the Kohima district entry points viz. Khuzama, Peducha, Tseminyu and 10 IR Zhadima to prevent non-essential movement of people.

It reminded that all activities and movement of person(s)/individual shall be suspended during the lockdown period except for the permitted activities and those under exempted categories (published on May 12, 2021), as mentioned in the government order.

Defaulter of the order shall be deemed to have committed an offence punishable under Sec 188 of the IPC and relevant provisions of the Disaster Management Act 2005.

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