The Konyak Students’ Union (KSU) has banned entry of both foreign and domestic tourists into Mon district in view of the spread of coronavirus.
KSU president Bumang Phaiba and general secretary Phoe Konyak, in a release, on Thursday 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 authority and the district administration for “strict compliance” and “vigilance”. It called for ensuring public safety by checking the tourists entering the district, especially ahead of upcoming Aoleang Festival.
The union has also appealed to the state government to take preventive measures and precautions and all the medical staff of the district to be stationed at their respective posting place.
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 imposing restriction on issuance of inner-line permits to foreign tourists from COVID-19 affected countries until such time the virus is fully contained and mandatory screening of all passengers at the airport.
In a notice on Thursday, Dimapur deputy commissioner Anoop Khinchi directed the people to compulsorily use masks and hand sanitisers in all 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 available for their and public use, Khinchi said.