Several areas in Nagaland declared containment zones

Several areas including Dimapur Municipal Council in Nagaland have been declared as containment zones.

“In the interest of public health and safety, and with a view to contain and prevent the spread of COVID-19, in exercise of the powers conferred Section 22 (2) (b) and Section 22 (2) (h) of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, in the capacity of Chairperson, State Executive Committee has notified Dimapur Municipal Council, Chumukedima Town Council, colonies/villages along Dimapur- Chumukedima four lane road, Kohima Municipal Council, Kohima New Capital Complex as containment zones with effect from 7 pm of May 5, 2021 for a period of seven days.

All activities, including movement of persons, except “permitted activities” shall be suspended in the said areas during the period.

The notification issued on Monday said that administrative heads of departments/ Heads of Departments/ Heads of Offices shall form a core group of officers/ staff in their respective departments to attend to urgent and essential matters including court cases who shall attend office. All other Government employees should be available on call.

The districts/blocks/areas will continue to be covered under the guidelines issued as per the order NO. NSDMA-ER-COV1D19- 301/2020(Part-II) dated 29th April 2021, and they may decide the restrictive measures in their respective containment zones as and when needed. The respective District Task Forces may continue with the ‘night curfew’ and other restrictions in their respective jurisdictions, over above the restrictions contained in this order.

The allowed activities shall be carried out in strict compliance with the COVID appropriate behavior.

Strict enforcement of these restrictions shall be ensured by the respective District Task Forces. Strict checking shall be done by the District Task Forces at the district entry points to prevent non-essential movement of persons.

“In addition to the activities banned as per the order NO.NSDMA-ER-COVID19- 301/2020(Part-II), dated 29th April 2021, all places of mass gathering to be closed including religious places, except for solemnization of weddings with prior permission of the deputy commissioners across the state,” the notification also said..

Any person/ group of persons acting in violation of this order shall be deemed to have committed an offence punishable under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code, the notification added.

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