Kohima: Following a review meeting of the High Powered Committee (HPC) on COVID-19 led by Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, the state government, on Wednesday announced its decision to make further relaxations in the state from September 17-30. As part of Nagaland Unlock-6, the Home Department notified the extension of the existing lockdown measures and guidelines with further additional relaxations.

What will be permitted?

1.      100 % attendance is permitted in all the Government offices subject to adherence to COVID-19 appropriate behavior, and fulfillment of the existing requirements for vaccination or testing for attendance in the office.

2.      Conduct regular classes in all schools in the rural areas of the State for students of Class V up to Class X will be allowed with 50% attendance, and adherence to all the provisions of the SOP to be issued by Home Department.

3.      As for urban areas of the State, all the schools for the students of Class V up to Class X will be allowed to open for regular classes, with 50% attendance from October 1 onwards but subject to adherence to all the provisions of the SOP to be issued by the Home Department.

4.      Night Curfew will be relaxed by one hour. The curfew will be in force from 09:00 PM to 04:00 AM.

5.      The respective District Task Forces (DTFs) will be allowed to decide on the timings for the opening of shops and other business establishments within their respective jurisdictions outside the night curfew timings.

6. Swimming pools and cinemas will be allowed to open with 50% capacity subject to adherence to SOP to be issued by the Home department.

7.  Offline classes for the Polytechnics for the session July-December 2021 to be allowed to open subject to compliance of SOP issued for re-opening of colleges and technical institutions for the conduct of regular classes for students as applicable.

Green signal for Hornbill festival

The State Government has announced its decision to celebrate the Hornbill Festival if the COVID-19 situation continues to remain under control with positivity rate below 5%. It informed that the activities will be undertaken with full adherence to COVID-19 protocols.

To kick start preparatory activities, the government said that an inter-departmental meeting is to be held with the Department of Tourism and the Department of Art & Culture on September 23.

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