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KOHIMA | JULY 24, 2020:
The COVID-19 Kohima District Task Force on Friday, July 24, decided to impose a total lockdown within Kohima Municipality from July 25 to July 31. The Dimapur District Task Force followed suit by imposing a total lockdown in Dimapur from July 26 to August 2.
The latest development in Kohima and Dimapur comes following the High Power Committee (HPC) meeting at the Chief Minister's official residence on July 22.
The HPC empowered each District Task Force (DTF) to decide on a certain period of lockdown after considering all relevant facts.
The lockdown will also implement all advisories issued by the Home Department on July 23.
Keeping in line with the advisories from the HPC and Home Department, each DTF has imposed lockdown according to the need of the district.
The lockdown aims to enhance active surveillance and to assist in more comprehensive contact tracing, including early detection of suspected cases and isolation measures to break the chain of transmission and prevent further spread of the virus.
A set of rules and regulations are to be followed during the lockdown. These are:
Failure to comply with this order shall invite strict penal actions according to 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.