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Dimapur police to strictly enforce COVID-19 SOPs

Dimapur police to strictly enforce COVID-19 SOPs
Mask being offered to a passerby in Dimapur. (DIPR)
DIMAPUR, APR 14 (NPN) | Publish Date: 4/14/2021 12:27:47 PM IST

In view of the prevailing pandemic and in compliance to the Home department’s November 12, 2020 order, Commissioner of Police Dimapur R. Tetseo in an order made it mandatory to wear face mask in public places (including offices, banks, markets and business establishments restaurants, hotels, public transport, social and religious gathering or meeting educational institutions) within Dimapur district.

Non-compliance of the order will invite a penalty of Rs.100, every time the offence is committed, which will be enforced by police officer of ASI rank and above. Further, DCPs, ACPs, OCs have been directed to ensure strict compliance in the respective area of responsibility (AOR). 

Further, CP said that inter-state entry into the district by road, train, flight without wearing of mask shall be strictly restricted. For this OCs of West PS, East PS, GRPS, DPR PS, IC Dellai, New Field, Khatkhati check gates shall ensure compliance, which will also be monitored by DCPs and ACPs concerned.

The matter was also reported in the Nagaland Post after some officials pointed out that there were no checks at the railway station including the inter-state check gates/entry-exit points of Dimapur. 

Meanwhile, to ensure that the public followed the COVID-19 guidelines, the Dimapur district administration Wednesday conducted surprise checking along the stretch from Holy Cross junction to Marwari Patti.

According to a DIPR report, the team led by SDO (C) Hotolu Sema accompanied by Dobashis and police conducted surprise checking and imposed fines on those who were found without masks. 

The team also cautioned the shopkeepers to follow all safety protocols of COVID-19. Masks were also distributed to the public found without masks.

On Tuesday, the chief medical officer (CMO) Dimapur, Dr. Mereninla Senlem, while speaking during the Tika Utsav at Chapel Hall, District hospital, disclosed that the health department had conducted random testing at strategic location in Dimapur, wherein out of 32 persons tested, all were tested negative. 

Dimapur District Task Force (DTF) on COVID-19 and vaccination during its meeting on April 9, 2021, had decided to conduct random testing for COVID-19 in pre-decided places.

DC Dimapur Rajesh Soundararajan, who is also the chairman of Dimapur DTF, had stressed on the importance of preparedness against resurgence of COVID-19 in Dimapur district amid second wave of pandemic that was prevalent in many states across the country.

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