Kohima: Following the first positive case of coronavirus (COVID-19) from the state and with the gradual increase of COVID-19 positive cases in neighbouring Assam, Bhandari sub-division of Nagaland’s Wokha district — which shares inter-state border with Assam — is on high alert. The administration has also ordered wearing of masks compulsory for the public in the subdivision.
An update from the DIPR on Monday evening said that the Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Bhandari, Tiameren Chang, NCS, has notified that wearing of masks has been made mandatory for the public of Bhandari sub division.
“The directive for prevention and containment of Corona Virus (COVID-19) pandemic, comes into immediate effect as Bhandari sub division is placed on high alert with positive cases having been reported from the neighbouring Golaghat district of Assam,” it said.
Regulations on buying essential commodities were also prescribed with permissible quantity of purchase by a family per day and further, the administration urged for strict adherence by the public.
Bhandari sub-division under Wokha district stretches from Dimapur (southwest) and Mokokchung (northeast) border encompassing the Assam-Nagaland border in Wokha. The Wokha administration had earlier directed village councils to seal borders with Assam by invoking customary practices & laws over increased activities of drug peddlers.
As reported, Mmhonlumo Kikon, advisor, IT, science & technology, NRE, has set up a separate control room for Bhandari sub-division in Wokha district to respond to all COVID-19 emergency matters arising within the sub-division. The legislator also said that the entire machinery under Bhandari sub-division is on war-footing to ensure the welfare of the people.