Nagaland: Masks to be made mandatory in Kohima from November 9
Kohima: The Association of Kohima Municipal Wards Panchayat (AKMWP) on Friday notified that people moving in and around and within the Kohima municipal areas will be made to compulsorily wear face masks from November 9 onwards.
An official update from Neibulie Kiewhuo, President, AKMWP said that the decision was made during an emergency meeting on Thursday. As COVID-19 positive cases and the death toll continues to surge, it said that "a time has come for all of us to protect ourselves and our citizens".
It is in this regard the AKMWP said that although the state government is doing it best, one cannot depend solely on the government to protect the people.
It, therefore, decided that "everyone moving in and around within the Kohima Municipality" will be directed to compulsorily wear face masks from November 9 onwards till further directions.
It warned that the defaulters found moving around without a face mask will have their names listed and be compelled to buy face mask on the spot from the Ward Covid Committee at Rs 30 per mask. The committee will be assigned on duty at all time.
For the Ward Covid Committee on duty, identity cards will be issued by the administrator of the Kohima Municipal Council (KMC) for all wards.
It directed the wards under the AKMWP to select volunteers, including senior leaders from the respective wards to enforce safety measures.
The president also issued letters to all ward chairmen under the Kohima municipality to enforce the SOPs. A copy of the letter was marked to the administrator KMC, Deputy Commissioner of Kohima, Senior SP of Kohima, and the CMO Kohima.