Total lockdown in Kohima extended till August 7

Kohima, July 31 (MExN): The Deputy Commissioner Kohima, on July 31 notified that the total lockdown of the Kohima Municipal Area under Kohima Sadar Jurisdiction has been further extended for a period of 7 days with effect from August 1 till August 7.

The extension has been necessitated by the recent surge in the COVID-19 positive cases in the district outside the quarantine centres, the DC’s order informed.

The new order is in continuation of the order passed on July 23 and as per the decision of the District Task Force (DTF) Kohima during its emergency meeting on July 31. All the provisions of the total lockdown order as given on July 23 will be in force, the DC’s order stated.

Further, in order to alleviate the general public from shortages of essential commodities, the respective Ward/Colony/Village Panchayats have been entrusted to identify certain shops within their jurisdiction and accommodate the request of the citizens and to systematically adhere to the social distance concept by avoiding unwanted physical contact.

The contact persons of the Ward/Colony/Village Panchayats and the online delivery of essential commodities will be identified and notified by Kohima Municipal Council (KMC) separately, the order added.

The public has been advised to follow all safety precautions of wearing masks all the time, frequently washing hands and maintain social/physical distances to ensure public hygiene and personal safety. Failure to comply with this order shall invite strict penal actions as per the provision of Section 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act 2005, besides legal action under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 and other provisions wherever applicable, the DC’s order stated.