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Nagaland Govt issues fresh lockdown SOP

A deserted street in Kohima on Friday. – Photo: Correspondent
 DIMAPUR, July 31 - The Nagaland Government today issued a single standard operating procedure (SOP) on lockdown for strict implementation throughout the State with effect from August 1 to August 31.

 The State Government on Thursday extended the ongoing lockdown in the State in the wake of the surge in COVID-19 positive cases.

In an order, Nagaland Chief Secretary Temjen Toy said the inter-State border would continue to remain sealed and any inbound traveller or returnee would be allowed to enter the State only through Dimapur by train or air, and by road via the New Field check gate and the Dillai gate. Other entry points by road are Khuzama (Kohima district), Tsutapela and Watiyongpang (Mokokchung district), Naginimora and Tizit (Mon district), and Bhandari (Wokha district). Entry into the State through any other route or by any other mode of travel will not be allowed except under special circumstances with the approval of the State Home Department.

The movement of goods vehicles entering or transiting through the State will be allowed through these entry points. All other roads will remain closed. The international border with Myanmar will continue to remain closed as before.

Inter-district movement of commercial passenger vehicles will remain barred except vehicles carrying goods. Taxis and autorickshaws will be permitted to ply with only two and one passenger respectively. City buses will not be allowed to ply.

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