Kangpokpi: Curfew extended with limited permitted activities
Covid task force continues mass testing
With the end of Lockdown 3 imposed by Kangpokpi town civil bodies under the aegis of Kangpokpi Town Committee, the district magistrate imposed a curfew on the whole of Kangpokpi district for another 14 days with effect from Friday midnight till June 25.
The curfew order stated that given the unrelenting spread of the pandemic in the district it has become expedient to impose further restrictions, following the culmination of the local lockdown initiated by various civil bodies with limited permitted activities.
It also stated that there shall be no movement of persons, vehicles, and no carrying out of any business activity except the limited permitted activities.
As per the order activities and works of all departments and institutions like media, power, fire services, PHED, CAFPD, Police, Para-Military, Health, Relief, and Disaster Management, and district administration will be exempted from the curfew.
Vehicle workshops of goods trucks, petrol tankers, LPG Bullet, etc. may open from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm on all days by taking adequate precaution and following necessary protocols, it stated.
Grocery shops shall be open from 7:00 am to 10:00 am every alternate day starting Sunday, June 13. However, shopkeepers should have a fortnightly COVID-19 free certificate from the medical officer in charge of the area, it added.
Pharmacies may be regularly opened as usual with a fortnightly COVID-19 free certificate from the medical officer in charge of the area, the order stated. Banking services with limited staff and petrol pumps are to remain open.
Meanwhile, Covid task force Kangpokpi continues to conduct random mass testing among the house-to-house vegetable sellers, shopkeepers, labourers in collaboration with police personnel of Kangpokpi Police Station.
Around 80 individuals were tested at the district hospital by the COVID-19 Testing Team of the district hospital and all were found to be negative.
Meanwhile, the district active case stands at 90 with 13 positive cases detected in the last 24 hours with eight Covid patients cured and discharged on Saturday while the fatality remained at 31.
The district chief medical officer in charge Dr Ph Henkhoneng Mate, who is also the district nodal officer (Testing), met with the seven Covid task force of Kangpokpi assembly constituency and discussed various important issues concerning Covid related preventive measures, vaccination, testing, home isolation, etc.
She also appreciated the commendable support and assistance provided by the Covid task force of Kangpokpi assembly constituency towards the health workers and conveyed gratitude to MLA Nemcha Kipgen for constituting the task force. The constitution of the task force helps greatly in containing the infection and fatality rate in the assembly constituency in particular and the district as a whole, she asserted.
She also appealed to the Covid task force to continue helping the health workers and the medical department apart from the general public.
Meanwhile, it was also reported that the ‘district CSO COVID Task Force’ also extended lockdown for another week in the district.