GUWAHATI: Night curfew from 8 pm to 5 am has been imposed in the Dimapur district following the spike in COVID-19 cases. The night curfew will come into effect from Friday evening.
All shops, commerce establishments and restaurants were asked to close down operations by 7 pm as curfew starts by 8 pm, the order said.
Right through the curfew hour movement of long-distance night bus products and services, public transport, private vehicles and taxis from railway stations and bus terminals will be allowed (on the production of legitimate trip documents) for facilitating the movement of passengers by air, rail and Road.
Persons arriving from outdoor the state are directed to remain in self-isolation for 10 days whether no negative RT-PCR outline is produced on arrival or whether test result is awaited.
There will be no restriction on movement of all types of goods vehicles or any goods carriers including empty vehicles and movement of persons to facilitate the same.
Medical emergency and fundamental products and services including pharmacies will be allowed to operate as normal. Then again commercial activities and any meeting of four or more persons will be prohibited.
District administration said that shops located at New market and Hongkong market were allowed to open on alternate days following the odd-even system. Then again, all weekly markets in the district will remain closed until further orders.
Dimapur, the commercial hub of Nagaland, is the primary entry route to the state as it has air, rod and rail connectivity with other states.
Of the 347 active COVID-19 cases in the state, Dimapur district alone has 214 patients.