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District administration issues COVID-19 advisories and guidelines

DIMAPUR: | Publish Date: 5/7/2021 12:33:23 PM IST

With the surge of COVID-19 positive cases across the state, the state government, its agencies and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have been issuing guidelines to contain the spread of the virus.

Kiphire: DC Kiphire T. Wati Aier has directed head GBs of all villages under Kiphire district to cooperate and coordinate with the medical team while visiting the villages and no village should ban the entry of the team.

In view of the upsurge of Covid cases in the state and in district, the medical team from district hospital would visit all the villages to collect samples for Covid testing and for vaccination. DC has warned that failure to comply with the order mill be penalised under relevant sections of the Epidemic Disease Act 1987 and disaster management Act 2005.

Wokha: Wokha DTF for COVID-19 held a review meeting on May 7 at DC’s conference hall. ADC, Wokha Lankonsen Tsanglao chaired the meeting.

According to DIPR report, while reviewing the last meeting minutes, ADC informed the members that war room for COVID-19 at the district was fully functional.

In this regard, he urged the responsible department to give daily reports of their activities to be uploaded in the state portal.

He also informed that as a measure to ensure adequate caution and social distancing, Wokha Town Council would soon come up with an order for opening and closure of shops on alternative days.

Wokha CMO, Dr. CW Tungoe added that so far the district recorded 1667 returnees, 10434 screened, 47 under home quarantine, three persons under COVID care centre, 43 confirmed cases, six active cases, 37 recovered, one death and 10 persons migrated.

As suggested by Dr. Chumben Murry, MLA, the meeting also decided to conduct random testing in areas which were critical and setting up of testing centers at Bhandari and Sanis.

He also requested Wokha DTF to sensitise the village functionaries and colonies chairman to take up preventive steps.

Phek: ADC Pfutsero has informed the public to strictly adhere to the following measures and SOPs: all places of mass gatherings to be closed including religious places, except for solemnization of weddings with prior permission of the Deputy Commissioner across the state and shall be limited up to 50 persons.

Public has been strictly advised to avoid non-essential travelling, particularly to containment zones of Kohima and Dimapur, as most of the COVID-19 positive cases have resulted out of the travelers and returnees. Urgent travelers should take all the necessary measures. 

High risk groups including persons, pregnant mothers and persons above 65 years of age are advised to stay home; all the business establishments and shops are permitted to remain open as per directive of the state government but shall strictly follow all COVID-19 protocols including setting up of hand hygiene (hand sanitiser) facilities, wearing of masks and gloves, avoid crowding, proper sanitization of the shops and its premises, and other measures. 

All coaching/hostels/vocational institutions shall be closed. However, online/distance learning shall continue to be permitted and shall be encouraged; public has been reminded to mandatorily wear face masks at all times, maintain adequate social distancing, follow strict hand hygiene and other COVID-19 appropriate behaviour. 

There will be mandatory seven days home isolation for those persons entering the Pfutsero sub- division from outside of the state while following other norms as per the latest consolidated guidelines. Health authorities, ward and village authorities should be informed. 

In case of medical emergencies and suspected cases, Pfutsero COVID-19 Helpline may be contacted at 8729840597, 8837371959, 9862745089 or 9642415388.

Any violation of the SOP and the above measures would be prosecuted as per Section 51 to 60 of the Disaster management Act, 2005, IPC section 188 and termination of trade license.

LVC: Lotovi Village Council (LVC) and GBs after thorough deliberation has unanimously resolved to totally restrict entry of commercial vehicles both heavy and LMV ferrying coal from Assam and parts of Nagaland.

In a press release, LVC chairman Hotoka H Chishi informed that vehicles ferrying bricks randomly from the village and neighbouring areas occupied with brick industries plying via Lotovi would immediately stop the non-essential activity till the area was contained or until the government relaxation order. 

Further, the council warned that failing to comply the order would lead to seizure of vehicle and the same would be handover to the district task force or concerned government order. 

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