Kohima: The Deputy Commissioner of Dimapur, who is also the head of Dimapur District Task Force R Soundararajan, in pursuance to directives of the Home Department and order issued by the Office of the Chief Secretary and as decided in the DTF meeting held on April 21, has ordered that there will be night curfew from 2000 hrs to 0500 hrs from tomorrow every day.
According to official sources in the order, the DC said all shops, business establishments, restaurants and eateries are to be closed by 7:00 PM and commercial activities and any assembly of four or more persons have also been prohibited.
He also ordered that all weekly markets in the district are also not allowed to be open until further orders. However, medical, emergency and essential services, including pharmacies are to be fully functional during the curfew hours.
The DC said persons arriving from outside the State have been directed to remain in self-isolation for 10 days, if no negative RT-PCR, True Nat and CBNAAT test result done not earlier than 72 hours prior to entry into the State is produced on arrival or if the test result is awaited. In the order, the Deputy Commissioner warned that any person found violating the order will be penalized.
Meanwhile, an emergency meeting was held under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner of Kohima Gregory Thejawelie, at DC’s Conference Hall in Kohima yesterday, where it was decided that the Naga Hospital Authority of Kohima (NHAK) will set up an Intensive Care Unit at Meriema COVID Care Centre.
In regard to power and water supplies at the centre, Kohima District Task Force on COVID-19 during its emergency meeting decided to entrust the concerned department officials to take care of the issues at the earliest. The meeting discussed and deliberated on various issues pertaining to the status of COVID-19 positive cases, vaccination drive, and preparedness level and preventing measures in the district.
The Dimapur CMO Dr Mereninla informed that with the rise in the number of COVID cases, the COVID Care Center at Chumoukedima, in Dimapur, has been activated The decision was taken during the Dimapur District Task Force for COVID-19 yesterday.
She said that the contact tracing team has been carrying out random testing in the market places at various locations in Dimapur. It was observed that many returnees do not report to the appropriate authority on arrival, the CMO Dimapur intimidated the DTF members for taking strong active measures to ensure that returnees report to the CMO office or the DTF as per the Government directive, an official report said.