The week-long Lock-down recommended by the Nagaland High Powered Committee on COVID-19, which decided to impose a State-wide total lockdown for a period of seven days following a surge of COVID positive cases in the State, began throughout the state since last evening.
Official sources said that the week-long total lockdown, to contain the spread of coronavirus, came into effect from 6 PM last evening and will remain in effect till May 21. District Task Force personnel along with Police personnel were manning the vulnerable points of Kohima town and checking all vehicles passing through those points.
Sources said that around 28 vehicles were caught breaking the total lockdown rules without any valid document or cause in various points in Kohima and penalised Rs. 200 for the first time offender
Shops dealing in essential commodities such as grocery and bakery items, vegetables, fish, meat, milk and animal feed etc. have been allowed to remain open from 6 AM to 12 noon. Kohima Deputy Commissioner yesterday informed that the wholesalers in BOC, Supermarket and High School Area have been permitted to open from 6 AM to 12 noon in order to maintain the supply chain to the shops in the colonies or wards and the villages.