Partial lockdown in Dimapur from August 3

DC Dimapur Anoop Khinchi IAS addressing the DTF Dimapur on July 31. (DIPR Photo)
DC Dimapur Anoop Khinchi IAS addressing the DTF Dimapur on July 31. (DIPR Photo)

•    Shops selling essential goods to open from 9-2 pm
•    Wholesale market to open from 5am-9am
•    Odd even traffic system to continue

DIMAPUR, JULY 31 (MExN): The District Task Force (DTF), Dimapur has decided to relax the total lockdown currently in place in the district and impose a partial lockdown from August 3 onwards. 

A report from the DIPR informed that the decision was taken during a meeting of the DTF headed by the DC, Anoop Khinchi, IAS on July 31 to discuss whether to extend the current total lockdown in place till August 2. 

The meeting decided that only the shops selling essential items and vegetables would be open for public from 9:00am to 2:00pm. Wholesale market would be allowed to open from 5:00am to 9:00am.

Odd and even system of vehicular movement would continue to be enforced while movement of public would be restricted except those coming out for availing essential commodities. Pharmacies would be allowed to open as usual. It was decided that strict implementation of the SOPs would be regulated and if public do not adhere to the guidelines, total lockdown would be imposed again. 

Shops which do not follow the SOPs would be penalized and their shutters will be closed down, the meeting decided.

The meeting also suggested that plastic sheets should be placed in the shops wherever possible as a precautionary measure between the shopkeeper and the customer, while imposing mandatory wearing of masks by all besides along with hand hygiene and maintaining social distancing.

Civil societies including Naga council Dimapur and Western Sumi Hoho meanwhile voiced for installation of BSL3 at Dimapur Hospital and said that the DTF Dimapur ought to write to the Government on the issue.

In the meeting the WSH also suggested for early installation of the dialysis machine donated by the WSH. Towards this, the DC informed that the process would be completed within a week.

DMC administrator, Albert Ezung highlighted on the plight of the sanitation workers who are rendering their services whole day starting from 5:00am. He expressed gratitude to the DC Dimapur for supporting and helping the DMC.