Kohima(Nagaland), July 23 : The government has imposed a total lockdown in the capital here for 7 days starting Saturday .
DC, Gregory Thejawelie declared total lockdown in Kohima municipal area under Kohima Sadar jurisdiction for one week from July 25 to 31.
As per the DCs order, the lockdown will ensure more comprehensive contact tracing, early detection of suspected cases and isolation measures so as to slow down the chain of transmission process and to further contain the spread of Covid-19 infection.
All public movement, except medical emergencies, has been banned while all categories of shops except for pharmacies outside the sealed area and all religious places will remain closed during the lockdown period.
Religious services and congregation, movement of all commercial and private vehicles, except for unavoidable medical emergencies, gathering of people at public places within the residential areas in ward/colonies/villages have been prohibited.
According to the order , marriages will not be allowed during the period while funeral/last rites related gatherings will ensure social distancing and the maximum number of people allowed will not exceed more than 20 people.Inter-state, inter-district and inter-village movement has been restricted. However, movement of medical emergency cases and essential goods and services with proper safety measures will be allowed.
Meanwhile , the state registered 90 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Thursday. Of these fresh cases ,61 are from Kohima, 26 from Dimapur, 2 from in Peren and 1 from Phek.
Health Minister ,S Pangnyu Phom tweeted , “Update! Out of 237 samples tested, 90 positive cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed.61 in Kohima, 26 in Dimapur, 2 in Peren & 1 in Phek.”