DIMAPUR, Aug 7 - Kohima Deputy Commissioner Gregory Thejawelie today ordered lifting of the 14-day total lockdown in the Kohima municipal area under the Kohima Sadar jurisdiction with effect from August 8. The total lockdown was clamped from July 25 to August 7.
Thejawelie said the odd-even system for movement of vehicles would continue till August 31.
For market opening days and timings, the terms and conditions stipulated through the order on June 18 will remain in force.
In another order, Thejawelie said the Old Ministers Hill, New Ministers Hill, High School Ward, Midland Ward and Kohima village have been sealed following detection of COVID-19 cases in these locations.
All movement of persons and vehicles within the sealed areas has been restricted and put under active surveillance with immediate effect.
Meanwhile, the Kohima District Task Force on COVID-19 assessed the benefits of the 14-day total lockdown in Kohima at a meeting in the Deputy Commissioner�s office on Friday.
The meeting, chaired by Deputy Commissioner and chairman of the Kohima District Task Force Thejawelie, evaluated the positive aspects of the total lockdown. It felt that the lockdown period helped the medical team to conduct contact tracing and surveillance activities in a more efficient manner.
Kohima Chief Medical Officer Dr Vezokholu said shifting of positive cases to COVID hospitals or care centres, shifting of persons to sample collection sites and sealing of epicentre areas were made much easier during the lockdown period as most of the positive cases were reported from outside the quarantine centres.
The district task force also took up issues of setting up of TrueNat machines in subdivisions under the district and decided to propose to the Government to install machines in all the four blocks of Tseminyu, Chiephobozou, Sechu Zubza and TB Hospital.
On paid facility to be implemented at the K Badze quarantine centre from August 10 as per the August 4 SOP notified by the Home Department, the district task force decided to fix Rs 300 per day for lunch and dinner to be charged from all the returnees and travellers who are in the quarantine facility.