The Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isaak-Muivah) or NSCN (IM) has ordered the lockdown of its HQ, Camp Hebron.
The lockdown which came into force from Thursday was ordered following the nationwide lockdown call made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the wake of coronavirus outbreak.
The organisation has further announced that anyone entering the outfit’s administrative and military headquarters in Dimapur is being thoroughly checked with thermal devices.
“COVID-19 respects no national or state boundary. It respects no social bounds, no political system and no cultural values,” said an NSCN (IM) statement.
“Nothing matters more than how we respond. The health ministry of GPRN is not taking any chances but is fully geared up to face the alarming situation,” the statement added.
The outfit further informed that every member of the outfit is taking every preventive measure and following the hygiene protocol to prevent itself from the disease.
The statement further added that every visitor coming to the camp is thoroughly checked using thermal devices and only then are allowed to enter the camp.
The Nagaland government has taken a number of steps to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the state, even though no positive case is being reported from the state so far.
The government on Tuesday urged the Centre to set up COVID-19 testing laboratory in the state on an urgent basis as they did in Iran to evacuate stranded Indians.
Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has assigned ministers and advisors with the districts to monitor implementation of effective measures for prevention and control of COVID-19 in the State.
The Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA) has also set up its state emergency operation centre at Keiziekhe in Kohima.
The Mokokchung Police on Wednesday donated protective suit, mask and hand gloves to the medical department as the department gears up to stop the spread of coronavirus.
The presentation was carried out in presence of Mokokchung district commissioner Sachin Jaiswal.