Kohima, Jan 8 (UNI) In view of exponential rise in Covid-19 cases, the Nagaland government on Saturday decided to impose night curfew from 09:00 PM to 05:00 AM from 9th January.
The physical or offline classes for students studying up to Class VIII stand suspended or closed till 31st January 2022.
Any student of Class IX and above, and who has completed 15 years of age, shall be allowed to take admission, or attend regular/offline classes, only if he or she has taken at least one dose of vaccine against COVID-19.
Any person or group of persons acting in violation of the above directions, as well as all the other existing orders, SOPs, guidelines, for preventing the spread of COVID-19, shall be liable to be prosecuted against under the relevant sections of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, besides action under Section 188 of IPC and other legal provisions as applicable, According to an official report.
According to the official report, Nagaland Chief Secretary, J Alam in exercise of the powers conferred under Section 22 (2) (b) and Section 22 (2) (h) of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, in the capacity of Chairperson, State Executive Committee, with a view to break the chain of transmission of COVID-19 and prevent the surge of COVID-19 cases in the State has ordered the following restrictions for strict implementation throughout the State of Nagaland with immediate effect up till the 31st of January 2022:
Social, political, religious, entertainment, academic, cultural gatherings, and all other kind of public gatherings shall be restricted and allowed up to 50 % capacity, or up to a maximum of 200 persons, whichever is lower, and subject to all the participants being asymptomatic, and being fully vaccinated (taken both the doses) against COVID-19. In case there is an unavoidable need to have bigger gatherings, they may be permitted only after getting express permission of the respective District Task Force (DTF).
Night curfew stands imposed from 09:00 PM to 05:00 AM with effect from 9th January 2022 in the State.
However, goods vehicles, vehicles transiting the State without any stopovers, movement due to medical and other emergencies, agricultural purposes, and any other movement permitted by the respective DTF will be exempted from the purview of night curfew.
Malls, shopping complexes, restaurants, gymnasiums, cinema halls/theatres, parks, places of entertainment, recreation areas, etc. shall be permitted to open/operate up to 50% capacity, and all the visitors/staff and all other concerned, should be asymptomatic, and fully vaccinated (taken both the doses) against COVID-19.
Any person entering the State, above 12 years of age, including those fully vaccinated, shall be required to carry a negative COVID-19 test report done through RT-PCR, True Nat or CBNAAT with the swab given for testing not earlier than three days of the date of arrival in the State. If the incoming traveler is not carrying a negative COVID-19 test report, or has a negative report, but is symptomatic, or is below 12 years of age and symptomatic, then he or she will be required to undergo testing for COVID-19 at Government approved rates at the point of entry in the State, and the person concerned will be in home or paid quarantine till the declaration of the test result. The aforesaid provisions will come into effect from 10th January 2022, and the SOP for entry of persons in the State issued vide this office notification of even number dated 8th November 2021stands modified to this extent.