Kohima: Following the state government’s decision to extend lockdown across Nagaland till June 30, chief secretary J Alam notified that there will be a total ban on movement of individuals and vehicles during the lockdown period from 4 pm to 5 am.

An order issued by the chief secretary said the COVID-19 situation in Nagaland has been reviewed by the High Powered Committee (HPC).

“As the positivity rate continues to remain high and above 5% in all the districts of Nagaland, the situation has warranted the need for taking adequate measures for preventing the spread of COVID-19,” the order says.

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Also, considering the views of the Health department and the Districts task force, it has been notified that existing lockdown measures in the state will continue to remain in force from June 19-30, along with additional provisions.

In this regard, it is notified that there will be a total ban on the movement of individuals and vehicles from 4 PM till 5 AM on a daily basis across Nagaland, except for those permitted to move as per the existing lockdown measures. 

The state government has also authorized all District Task Forces to take additional stricter measures in their respective districts, based on local conditions, if such measures are urgently required for containing the spread of COVID-19.

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