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Nagaland extends lock down measures to Jan 15

In an official release the government said that Nagaland is midst of the Festive season and there is a likelihood of increase in the number of people moving from one place to another, particularly many town dwellers going to the villages for celebration and also villagers going to urban areas for celebrations.

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Kohima: The Government of Nagaland has directed for extension of the existing lock down measures and relaxations as contained in this office order of even number dated 28.10.2021 (Unlock-8) in the State beyond 15 of December next up to 15th January, 2022.

In an official release the government said that Nagaland is midst of the Festive season and there is a likelihood of increase in the number of people moving from one place to another, particularly many town dwellers going to the villages for celebration and also villagers going to urban areas for celebrations.

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In this context, and also in view of detection of a new COVID-19 variant the Omicron (Variant of Concern), it is essential that everyone continues to strictly adhere to COVID-19 appropriate behaviours like, compulsory wearing of mask, maintaining social distancing, regular hand wash with soap and water or sanitizer, avoiding crowed spaces and close contact settings.

Further, as has been seen world over, in addition to COVID-19 appropriate behaviours, vaccination is the most crucial and important tool in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic. Anyone who has not yet been vaccinated, they are strongly advised to get COVID-19 Vaccination at the earliest.

There are teams from the Health & Family Welfare Department, going
from door to door as part of ‘Har Ghar Dastak’. Everyone needs to
avail this opportunity to get himself or herself vaccinated without
any delay whatsoever. Alternately, eligible beneficiaries may also get
vaccinated at the nearest health facility. Those who have taken the
first dose and is due for second dose should also get the second dose and complete the vaccination schedule.

The release said that any kind of public gathering which has been
allowed beyond 50% and up to 100 % capacity, is subject to all the
participants being fully vaccinated or should have taken a single dose
and at least 15 days should have passed since taking the 1st dose.
Everyone is hence advised to take note of these conditions and ensure
that in any public gathering there is no participant who is
unvaccinated.

During road travel also, any passenger vehicle which is carrying more than 50% and up to 100% capacity, the driver, attendant, Passenger are subject to similar vaccination conditions as mentioned above and it is further provided that if none of the vaccination criteria are fulfilled, then the driver, attendant and Passenger
should carry a COVID-19 negative test report.

The District Task Forces (DTF) have been advised to form teams for
inspection of any public gathering in their jurisdictions and checking
if the participants are complying with the above mentioned vaccination or testing conditions and adhering to COVID-19 appropriate behaviours.

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