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Kohima DC imposes night curfew in the district

The curfew would be operational from May 5 onwards, its duration would be from 7 pm to 6 am. The night curfew will remain in force until further orders.

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Kohima: In accordance with the Home Department’s order dated May 3, 2021 and as decided at the Kohima District Task Force meeting held on Tuesday, the Deputy Commissioner and Chairman DTF Kohima Gregory Thejawelie has imposed night curfew in Kohima District.

The curfew would be operational from May 5 onwards, its duration would be from 7 pm to 6 am. The night curfew will remain in force until further orders.

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According to official sources the order of the DC said that during the curfew hours medical, emergency and essential services, including pharmacies, movement of goods vehicles through goods carriers and trucks will be permitted.

Any person violating the orders will be penalized as per the provision of the Section 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act 2005, besides this, legal action under Section 188 of the IPC would also be initiated against the violators.

The Orders were issued in view of the rapid surge in COVID-19 cases, and with a view to curtail the transmission of the virus.

Meanwhile, the DC and Chairman of the District Task Force of Kohima, Gregory Thejawelie has ordered the closure of all educational institutions and private Hostels.

However, it was brought to notice of the authorities that some hostels are still operating despite the orders.

Therefore the DC has warned that any person found violating the order would be penalised as per the provisions of Sections 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act 2005, besides this legal action under Section 188 of the IPC would also be taken.

The DC instructed all concerned to comply with the orders with immediate effect.

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