DIMAPUR, March 12 - The Konyak Students� Union (KSU) has banned entry of both foreign and domestic tourists in Mon district of Nagaland in view of the coronavirus outbreak.
KSU president Bumang Phaiba and general secretary Phoe Konyak, in a release issued today, said the decision to completely restrict entry of tourists in the district was taken at its emergency meeting held on Tuesday.
The union urged the law enforcing agencies and the district administration to ensure �strict compliance� and �vigilance�. It called for ensuring public safety by checking the tourists entering the district, especially ahead of the upcoming Aoleang Festival.
The union also appealed to the State Government to take all preventive measures and precautions, and to station all medical staff of the district at their respective places of posting. It advised the public to avoid travelling to other districts/States/countries during this �critical situation�.
The Angami Youth Organisation also urged the State Government to take all precautionary measures, including imposition of restriction on issuance of inner line permits to tourists from countries affected by COVID-19 till the virus is fully contained.
In a notice issued on Thursday, Dimapur Deputy Commissioner Anoop Khinchi asked people to wear masks at public places. He also asked the salespersons, shopkeepers and others who come in contact with a large number of people to wear masks. All establishments must keep hand sanitisers for public use, Khinchi said.
ENPO resolution: The Eastern Nagaland Peoples� Organisation (ENPO) has resolved that the people of eastern Nagaland would not extend cooperation in any �national red-letter event� henceforth as there has been no indication of any interest by the Government of India on its demand for a separate State.
It decided to intensify and strengthen its statehood movement. It also decided to form Eastern Nagaland Youth Front.
The organisation, at its central executive council meeting held at Konyak Union Conference Hall on Tuesday, reiterated its fullest support and cooperation for an early, peaceful and lasting Naga political solution. It, however, said that any solution that might appear to be detrimental to the peace and unity in eastern Nagaland would be opposed.