Nagaland to be under partial lockdown from midnight

Nagaland to be under partial lockdown from midnight

KOHIMA | March 22:

In the interest of public health and safety, and with a view to contain and prevent the spread of novel coronavirus, Nagaland Government has ordered closure of all shops and business establishments from midnight tonight throughout the State till further orders.

However, pharmacies, petrol pumps and grocery shops selling food grains, daily use items and essential commodities and media offices are exempted from the closure.

In an order issued by Nagaland Chief Secretary, it stated that all commercial passenger vehicles, both public and private like buses, taxis, autos and two-wheeler taxis shall not ply till further orders.

Vehicles carrying inter-state transit passengers will be allowed till tomorrow midnight.

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Movement of all public is restricted except those coming out of their homes for procurement and distribution of essential commodities, availing essential services, medical facilities and other basic needs.

All inter-state entry points shall be sealed except for movement of essential commodities, security forces, medical equipments and supplies and goods vehicles transiting the state till further orders.

However, drivers and attendants of the vehicles transiting the State shall be subject to medical screening as per laid down protocol.

All Government offices, both Central and State except District Administration, police, Security Forces, Fire and Emergency Services, Home Department, Medical, Postal Services, NIC, NSDMA, Power, PHED, Food and Civil Supplies, Finance, Treasury and Accounts, Banks, ATMS, AIR and Doordarshan Kohima shall remain closed till further orders.

However, Administrative Heads of Department, Heads of Department, Heads of offices shall form a core group of officers and staff to attend to urgent and essential matters.

All other Government employees should be available on call. Any person or group of persons acting in violation of this order shall be deemed to have committed an offence punishable under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code.

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