Nagaland Unlock-1 begins; check out what is allowed, what remains closed

All essential shops in Nagaland to stay open till 2 pm.

Dimapur, Nagaland (PHOTO: Facebook)

The Nagaland government has relaxed more activities from July 1. The decision to relax more activities came after the High Powered Committee on COVID-19, government of Nagaland, in its meeting reviewed the COVID-19 situation, noted that there has been a decline in the total number of active cases of COVID-19 in the state.

"The High Powered Committee on COVID-19 in view of the improved situation as reflected by several parameters pertaining to COVID-19, and taking into consideration the hardships being faced by the general public as well as disruption being caused to the various economic activities owing to continued lockdown measures for an extended period, were of the opinion that suitable relaxations and re-opening of more activities in a phase manner needed to be considered while still continuing with existing measures of the lockdown to sustain the substantial gains that have been achieved due to the existing lockdown measures as well as the fact that positivity rate continues to be high," an official report said.

Shops/business establishments dealing with all kinds of goods/items/articles are permitted to open from 6 am to 2 pm from July 1. While the shops/business establishments dealing with essential goods and commodities such as vegetable, fish/meat vendors, milk booths, bakeries, local grocery stores, public utility services like LPG and e-Commerce services etc. can remain open on all the days; the shops dealing with all other goods may remain open on alternate days for which a rotational arrangement will be put in place by the respective districts.

The report said that every shop besides keeping hand sanitizers for being used by the visitors, and taking measures for ensuring COVID-19 appropriate at all times, as being presently done, will also display prominently the status of vaccination of all the persons present running the shop.

Barbers shops and saloons etc, where close physical interaction cannot be avoided will be allowed to open after ensuring vaccination of the persons/attendants running these shops by the respective District Task Forces.

All the government offices in the state can open with 50 per cent attendance of staff on any day, and are subject to adherence to COVID-19 behavior at all times. The 50 per cent staff not attending on any day will work from home and will be available on phone/mail for dealing with any urgent office work.

The private offices in the state can also function with up to 50 per cent attendance, and subject to adherence of COVID-19 behaviour.

The period of ban on the movement of persons/vehicles except those permitted for reasons/purposes as per the existing lockdown measures is reduced to 7:00 PM to 4.00 AM instead of 4 pm to 5 am.

Mass public transportation and inter-district movement of people for non-essential services will continue to remain suspended.

Wedding solemnisation, funerals and sports training shall be allowed subject to an attendance of not more than 50 persons, and subject to adherence to COVID-19 appropriate behaviour and to all the applicable SOPs issued from time to time.

Religious places/places of worship are allowed to open subject to an attendance of not more than 50 persons, and subject to adherence to COVID-19 appropriate behaviour and to all the applicable SOPs.

The District Task Forces based on local conditions may take additional stricter measures in particular areas/wards/villages/towns/entire district, if in its opinion such measures are urgently required for containing the spread of COVID-19.

First Published:July 2, 2021, 2:40 p.m.

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