Lawngtlai: A meeting of District Level Task Force on COVID-19 (DLTF), Lawngtlai District was held Monday at DC’s Conference Hall, Lawngtlai.
The meeting was chaired by Deputy Commissioner & Chairman, DLTF Dr Andrew H. Vanlaldika. Member Secretary of the DLTF, Dr LP Malsawma, Chief Medical Officer gave a brief status report on COVID-19 situation within Lawngtlai District. As per his report, currently there are a total of 260 COVID-19 active cases within Lawngtlai District being treated in CCCs, 4Cs and Home Isolation.
The meeting decided to continue the imposition of partial lockdown in Lawngtlai District up to 4:00 a.m. of 14 June, retracting permission of certain activities/services allowed as of the previous week and continuing to restrict free movement and other non-essential activities.
Permission to carry out service for auto rickshaws and taxis are withdrawn again after allowing for one week. Vegetable vendors and other shops/stores selling essential commodities are allowed to open on Tuesday and Friday from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. while other shops/stores like hardware stores can be open on Monday and Thursday from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. COVID-19 Appropriate Behaviour should be followed strictly in these workplaces.
The meeting decided to continue imposition of night curfew effective from 7:00 p.m. in the evening up to 4:00 a.m. in the next morning during this lockdown. Government offices will only be open with bare minimum staff if and when necessary, other staff will continue to work from home.
Within Lawngtlai town, essential works can be carried out following COVID-19 Appropriate Behaviour with VLTFs’ permission but only 5 workers or less are allowed at the same workplace.
Movement of general public other than emergency and essential activities is continued to be restricted. For essential activities, VLTFs’ permission is required.
Detailed guidelines to be implemented within Lawngtlai District will be issued by the Deputy Commissioner.