Arriving passengers being screened at LGBI Airport, Guwahati 
Arriving passengers being screened at LGBI Airport, Guwahati |Representational image

COVID-19: Nagaland govt imposes blanket ban on tourists in state

New/fresh ILPs not to be issued with immediate effect; entry of both foreign & local tourists to be barred from March 18 to prevent and control spread of coronavirus

Medolenuo Ambrocia

Medolenuo Ambrocia

Kohima: The Nagaland home department on Monday notified a blanket ban on both domestic and international tourists into the state in order to prevent and control the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and as a measure of abundant caution.

An office memorandum (OM) dated March 16, issued by chief secretary Temjen Toy, said that in the interest of the public, issue of fresh/new Inner Line Permits (ILP) for tourists (domestic/foreigners) and all other categories shall remain suspended with immediate effect until further notice.

The entry of any foreigner or domestic tourist shall be barred in the state of Nagaland from March 18 onwards till further notice.

Meanwhile, the state government also ordered a closure of all educational institutions (elementary/secondary/higher secondary/college/universities) both government and private institutions with effect from March 17, which will remain in force till April 12.

Non-essential official gatherings such as seminars, workshops, conferences, are to be deferred during this period, with exception to the ongoing board/university examinations.

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