Nagaland to begin 18-44 age group vaccination on May 17, according to the Health department. It also said that 36,580 vaccine doses have arrived in the state on May 12.
Meanwhile, in the Nagaland state capital, the Kohima District Task Force on COVID-19 held a meeting to discuss the enforcement of total lockdown measures in the district on Friday. The meeting was held under the chairmanship of DC and Chairman DTF, Kohima, Gregory Thejawelie NCS in the presence of Advisor for Technical Education and Election, Medo Yhokha.
Advisor, Medo Yhokha said that with all the preparation and challenges faced so far, many new challenges occur daily, he therefore encouraged everyone to take the call and face the challenges with wisdom and react to the situation accordingly. He wished everyone to extend their best efforts for the successful implementation of the total lockdown on behalf of the Government. He also suggested to take executive calls on the implementation and enforcement of the lockdowns and reviews the progress from time to time.
The DTF has decided to strictly enforce the lockdown measures in the district where the permitted and restricted activities will be monitored and penalised as per the relevant provisions of the Disaster Management Act 2005.
On the area of movement of vehicle and person, DC informed that issue of permit system has been put in place to entertain unavailable cases to ensure for effective implementation and enforcement of the lockdown measures.
Main market areas like BOC, High School junction, Super market and Keziekie were to be closed however, the meeting decided that wholesaler located at the areas will be allowed to be opened from 6 am to 12 noon to maintain the chain of supply to colonies/wards and villages where KMC will monitor the system.
In regard to agriculture and allied activities, for people crossing the town areas, the meeting felt that they may obtain certain certification from concerned village authority for their movement.
On the issue of movement of labourers, the wards and colony authorities have been asked to ensure that the labourers do not move out from the State as they have been allowed to work for their daily wages. The meeting also requested All Kohima Municipal Wards and Panchayats (AKMWP) to curtail the movement of non-essentials in their respective colonies/wards.
The meeting also discuss on issues like management of Covid positive dead bodies and home isolation for asymptomatic cases and other related issues.