DIMAPUR, May 5 - The inter-State borders in Nagaland will continue to remain sealed till May 17 as a matter of caution, the State Government said in a notification. The international border of the State with Myanmar will also remain sealed.
The notification said except in the Bhandari subdivision of Wokha district, the lone movement of goods vehicles entering or transiting through the State will be allowed after proper medical screening of drivers and attendants through designated entry and exit points.
The Government has designated entry and exit points for goods vehicles, like Naginimora and Tizit in Mon district, Tsutapela and Watiyongpang in Mokokchung district, Dilai Gate and New Field Gate in Dimapur district, and Khuzama Gate in Kohima district. All other roads will remain closed.
Separate guidelines will be issued in respect of people belonging to Nagaland returning from other States or from abroad during this period.
The notification said inter-district movement of stranded persons would be allowed in a regulated manner for a specific period. Separate guidelines will be issued for the same.
It said there would not be any quarantining of persons entering a district, town or village from within anywhere in Nagaland as the whole State is under the Green Zone. Inter-district movement of commercial passenger vehicles will remain barred except vehicles carrying goods.
The notification said taxis and autorickshaws would be permitted to ply on the condition that they cannot carry more than two and one passenger respectively. The driver and passengers should wear masks and the former should make mandatory provision for hand sanitizer failing which the permit will be cancelled. However, movement of passenger buses will remain suspended.
The notification said the public would continue to strictly maintain social distancing and wear face masks. Standalone shops and outlets will be allowed to operate as per normal hours, while opening of market complexes, malls and departmental stores is barred.
All schools and educational institutions, including tutorial and vocational institutions, will remain closed till further orders. Movement of individuals for non-essential activities will remain strictly prohibited between 5 pm to 6 am.
The notification said all deputy commissioners would issue orders under appropriate provisions of law like prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC and ensure strict compliance. In case of Dimapur district, the Commissioner of Police will issue the order in this regard.
The notification also said inter-State buses for public transport, except those permitted by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), would not be allowed to ply. It added that inter-State movement of individuals, except for medical reasons or for activities permitted by the MHA, would not be permitted too.