DIMAPUR, April 3 - Dimapur District Magistrate and Commissioner of Police Rothihu Tetseo has extended the total restriction on movement of people and vehicles in the district from Friday midnight till the midnight of April 5.
In an order issued on Thursday night, the District Magistrate said the movement of the police, army, paramilitary forces, magistrates, district administration, doctors, medical staff, chemists, pharmacists, media persons, Dimapur Municipal Council, sanitation, treasury, banks, power, Public Health Engineering Department, Indian Oil Corporation, Food Corporation of India, Food and Civil Supplies Department, airport and Railway staff and telecom and private Internet service providers in discharge of official duty and vehicles transporting essential commodities has been exempted.
In a complementary order, Dimapur Deputy Commissioner Anoop Khinchi directed closure of all commercial and private establishments, except certain essential services as mentioned in the District Magistrate�s order.
The Deputy Commissioner released a few phone numbers for civilians, who are not in the exempted category, to contact in case of any emergency.
Khinchi said measures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus would remain in force in the entire Dimapur district.
On March 31, the District Magistrate had imposed a total lockdown in the district for three days, which will expire on Friday midnight.
In the prohibitory order, Tetseo said that a situation has arisen that warranted restriction on movement of people in order to ensure self-isolation and social distancing at public places.
The District Magistrate cautioned that violation of the order would attract punishment under Section 188 of the IPC.