Kohima: The week-long total lockdown in Kohima, which was imposed on July 25-31, has been extended for another week.
The deputy commissioner of Kohima Gregory Thejawelie through an order notified that the decision was made by the District Task Force (DTF) following an emergency meeting on Friday.
The total lockdown of the Kohima Municipal Area under Kohima Sadar jurisdiction has been extended for a further period of seven days with effect from August 1 to 7.
It notified that the extension of the complete lockdown measures by the DTF Kohima is necessitated after taking into consideration and deliberating on the recent surge in the rapid Covid-19 positive cases in the district outside the Quarantine Centre.
All provisions of the total lockdown order, which was issued on July 23, will continue to be in force.
To facilitate and alleviate the general public from shortages of essential commodities, it entrusted the respective ward/colony/village panchayats to identify certain shops within their jurisdiction and accommodate the request of the citizens and to systematically adhere to the social distance concept by avoiding unwanted physical contacts.
It said that the contact persons of the ward/colony/village panchayats and the online delivery of essential commodities will be identified and notified by Kohima Municipal Council (KMC) separately.
The public are advised to follow all safety precautions of wearing masks all the time, frequently washing hands and maintaining social/physical distances to ensure public hygiene and personal safety.
It warned that failure to comply with the order will invite strict penal actions as per the provision of Section 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act 2005, besides legal action under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 and other provisions wherever applicable.