DIMAPUR, July 15 - The total lockdown in Mon district was lifted today. In an order, Deputy Commissioner Thavaseelan K urged everyone in the district to treat himself/herself as asymptomatic carriers of COVID-19 and take necessary safety precautions accordingly.
However, the total lockdown will continue to remain in force in containment zones unless notified otherwise. All activities within the containment zones will be strictly monitored by the respective ward task force and village task force.
Thavaseelan also issued fresh COVID-19 guidelines after the total lockdown was lifted.
The district administration has banned spitting at public places and sale of tobacco products. Large public gatherings for social, religious, cultural, academic purpose will continue to remain prohibited, while not more than 20 people will be permitted in case of funerals.
It advised people above 65 years and children below 10 years to stay at home unless there are medical emergencies.
The DC directed all ward and village task forces to enforce the guidelines. He said a fine of Rs 100 would be imposed for violation of the guidelines.
All shop owners have been asked to sell goods to customers only on production of household movement permit/authorisation letter issued by the district administration.
While salons, beauty parlours, hotels and dine-in restaurants will remain closed, home delivery of goods has been allowed. Only one person per household will be allowed to come out for procuring essential commodities and withdrawal of cash from banks and ATMs, the order said.
Failure to abide by the guidelines will invite strict disciplinary action under Section 188 of the IPC, it said. The district administration permitted vehicles from Assam carrying essential commodities to Mon town and various subdivisions on every Monday and Saturday.
In another order, the DC said commercial import and trading of dogs and dog markets have been banned with immediate effect. Commercial sale of dog meat in markets and dine-in restaurants have also been banned.