Nagaland: No plan to impose lockdown or night curfew in Kohima, says DC
Deputy Commissioner Kohima, Gregory Thejawelie, informed that presently the District Task Force will not be taking stringent measures like going for night curfews, lockdown or restricting vehicular movements in Kohima, Nagaland.
However, the District Task Force in its meeting has decided to go for imposing compulsory wearing of masks in public places, particularly concentrating in the town areas, Thejawelie informed.
“We have seen that people have become more casual off late, but now with all these situations turning bad, we want to insist that people compulsory wear a mask wherever they move around. So, we have tied up with the wards, sector magistrates and police. We have been enforcing this earlier also and we will continue to do so,” he said.
The DC also said that as per the instruction given by the State Government, the Kohima DTF have decided to go for random sample testing and to do that they are working with the colonies and wards. They will concentrate on people who are more vulnerable, particularly the taxis, bus, truck drivers, passengers, people in the streets, and the shopkeepers.
“We are identifying these people, and the sample test will be carried out in a day or two. The random sample testing will also let us know of our actual status.”
The DTF meeting also discussed the preparedness of ICU beds and facilities to treat serious COVID-19 cases.
The Naga Hospital Authority Kohima is preparing ICU in the COVID care Centre at Meriema village.
The DC also assured that there is sufficient availability of oxygen.
“The DTF is requesting all the colonies and the villages to monitor the people who are moving in from outside the state and hope that this will be an excellent tool in checking the spread of COVID-19,” he added.
The COVID-19 vaccination drive is picking up and they further plan to sensitise and do the awareness programs through the Disaster management Authority and wards to ensure that more people come forward for the vaccination, the DC further informed.
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