Lockdown to be imposed in Dimapur, Kohima

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A total lockdown will be imposed at Dimapur district of Nagaland from July 26 to August 2, declared the Dimapur District Task Force led by Deputy Commissioner Dimapur Anoop Kinchi, while, the Kohima District Task Force has imposed a total lockdown in Kohima from July 25 to July 31.

These decisions were taken at the District Task Force meetings in Dimapur and Kohima respectively for containing the spread of the coronavirus infection in the districts, an official release stated. The lockdown will further aid the surveillance by the state chief minister team and will ensure comprehensive contact tracing and slow down the virus transmission.

However, both in Dimapur and Kohima, Departments like the District Administration, Police, Para-Military/Army, Medical, Chief Minister’s Office, Raj Bhavan Staffs, Treasury, Prisons, Kohima Municipal Council, PHED, Power, NIC, DIPR, NSDMA, Fire & Emergency Services, HG &CD, Food & Civil Supply, Social Welfare, IT&C, AIR, Doordarshan, Medias, Medical Hospitals, Clinics & Nursing Homes, BSNL & Private Telecom services, Internet service providers, Banks with minimal Staffs & ATMs, petroleum outlets & LPGs, Quarantine Centres, Bethel Kitchen, persons with Medical Emergencies and those persons involved in authorized Covid-19 related duties are exempted from the purview of the Total Lockdown measures, the release added.

Additionally, in view of the Sixth Session of the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly to be held on July 30, all Members of the NLA, all AHODs and HODs, Assembly Officials and others involved for the session are also exempted.

Notably, the positive COVID-19 cases in the state have touched 1237.

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