Kohima: Nagaland government has decided to extend its latest phase of unlocking till 15 December 2021.
The state government has been announcing the unlocking process in a phased manner and the current Unlock phase seven will end on October 31.
Briefing media persons at his office chamber, New Secretariat Kohima, government spokesperson and minister Neiba Kronu said the unlock 8 will start from 1st November till 15 December 2021. The decision was taken at a review meeting of the High Powered Committee (HPC) on Covid-19 headed by Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio.
Regarding school education, the HPC has decided to resume classes from 1 to 4. However, the decision is given to the district task force to decide whether to start the class or not.
Also the night curfew has been lifted fully. Earlier it was in force from 10 pm to 4 am. Every type of transportation has come to normal.
Kronu requested everyone to take a vaccination drive, so the district task force has to put more effort.
Also informing that the Hornbill festival will be held this year, but the number of days will be decided by the Tourism Department. Every tourist who has been vaccinated will be allowed to come, he added.
On women reservation in Urban Local Bodies (ULBs), Kronu said “Everyone is concerned about women reservation. Women participation everywhere is important. So we are briefing civil societies, the tribal Hoho’s from time to time and slowly now we are bringing them together.”
He also announced that the state government held a consultative meeting with ENPO, CNTC and TPO on October 20 and it was decided to go for a committee to be headed by the Chief Secretary.
In that meeting it was decided to include 2 women representatives in ULBs. The women representative whom we have decided to include in the committee is Dr.Rosemary Dzüvichü and another one is Sotsula, Secretary, Science & Technology Department, Kronu said.
“It’s time for us to discuss the issues together, sit across the table and take the decision together,” he added.