Kohima: Following the imposition of night curfew in Dimapur town from tomorrow for increasing number of COVID-19 patients, the Deputy Commissioner and Chairman of the District Task Force for COVID-19 in Tuensang Kumar Ramnikant has issued an order for night curfew is hereby imposed on all days starting from yesterday between 0700 hrs to 0500 hrs daily.
According to official sources today the order of the Deputy Commissioner, based on the decision taken during the DTF meeting held on Thursday in view of the surge in the COVID-19 cases, directs all shops, business establishments, including restaurants, shall be closed by 7 PM. However, during curfew hours, medical emergency, pharmacies and essential services shall be exempted.
In addition, movement of essential goods through trucks, goods vehicles or any goods carriers including empty vehicles and movement of persons to facilitate the same are also exempted. There shall be strict restriction of the Assembly of 4 or more persons during the curfew hours.
The order also said that social, academic, entertainment, cultural, political or religious functions outside of the containment zone shall be limited to 50 per cent of the seating capacity or 200 persons whichever is lower.
Festivals of any kind shall be kept at the bare minimum and in case the gathering in open space is more than 200, prior permission of the District Task Force (DTF) shall be taken. It said all colonies and wards shall identify persons arriving from outside the state in their respective jurisdictions and report to the DTF. Returnees shall submit their personal information to the District Nodal Officer for COVID-19. Returnees may also contact the control Room number in case of any queries related to COVID-19. It said persons arriving from outside the state shall remain in self isolation for 10(Ten)days, if no negative RT-PCR or TrueNat or CBNAAT test report for COVID-19 (test done not earlier than 72 hours prior to entry into the state) is produced on arrival, or if the test result is awaited, or if the person concern has not completed the COVID-19 vaccination.
The order further said that the public is directed to observe COVID Appropriate behaviour such as maintaining social distancing, compulsory wearing of face mask, strict hygiene protocol etc. and if eligible avail the COVID-19 vaccination. The order shall come into force with immediate effect from April 23, 2021. Violators of this order shall be penalized as per the provisions under section 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, the Epidemic Disease Act, 1897 and relevant section of IPC, it added.