Violators penalized as Kohima DTF checks adherence to COVID protocols

DTF Kohima on COVID- 19 undertaking surprise checking and awareness drive in Kohima on April 5. (Morung Photo)
DTF Kohima on COVID- 19 undertaking surprise checking and awareness drive in Kohima on April 5. (Morung Photo)

Our Correspondent
Kohima | April 5

To oversee the enforcement of COVID-19 protocols in the state capital Kohima, especially the mandatory wearing of masks in public places, the District Task Force Kohima on COVID-19 conducted a surprise checking and awareness drive in the capital’s streets and shops at several locations on April 5.

Many violators were penalized as per the guidelines while masks were also distributed to the people.

N Bhavani Sri, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Kohima said the surprise checking/ awareness drive was initiated to sensitise the people on the usage of wearing masks. Sri said the drive was carried out by the district administration, police, medical department and DBs. In future, if needed, more such drive will be carried out, she informed.

R Daniel Angami, SDO (C) Kohima said citizens should be aware of how to take care of themselves. “With the surge of the second wave and the rise of positive cases in our state as well, we have to go back to people and plea with them to wear masks,” he stated. He said wearing masks is the least that citizens can do to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The drive was conducted at PHQ–BOC junction, main town, Old Tata parking- Keziekie, Razhu Point- Super market area, Jail colony junction, High School Junction- Sanuoru Bridge, Mohonkhola- Dzüvüru bridge and Tinpati- Census Office road.