Nagaland’s urban development department on Friday issued a 13-point advisory to urban local bodies (ULBs) on coronavirus outbreak in India for strict compliance and asked them to submit action taken report by March 18.
The department directed all ULBs to ensure utmost cleanliness and hygiene in all the schools/public/departmental transport systems.
It said cleanliness and hygiene must be maintained in all public toilets and amenities.
It asked the ULBs to ensure that all restaurants/hotels/eateries maintain outmost cleanliness and hygiene.
The department directed that no wild and live animals will be sold in the market.
It said fish, poultry and meat will be sold only at the designated shops/locations duly authorised by the respective ULBs.
The department has banned random butchers and meat shops and discouraged rearing of pigs and poultry in close proximity to human in urban areas.
It asked the ULBs to ensure that all the wards maintain proper sanitation within their jurisdiction and prohibit random disposal of garbage etc.
It said hoarding/selling of items such as hand sanitisers/hand wash/mask etc. at exorbitant prices will not be allowed.
It directed that the sanitary workers/sweepers of each ULB should be properly sensitised and should use protective gears and safety measures compulsorily.
The department asked the ULBs to conduct fogging and sanitise vulnerable areas in coordination with the health and family welfare department.
The urban bodies were also directed to set up help lines for the public in all the wards in coordination with the health and family welfare department.
The department directed all administrators of urban bodies to stay vigilant.
The state home department on Friday issued a directive to all the deputy commissioners to issue notice for ensuring adherence to preventive measures for controlling the spread of COVID-19.
The directive said people should compulsorily use masks and hand sanitisers in all the public places.
It said people like salesmen/shopkeepers who usually come in contact with a large number of people must wear masks.
All establishments must keep hand sanitisers for both personal and public use.
The government asked all the deputy commissioners to take immediate steps to activate and widely publicize a phone line/contact number to receive reports/complaints from public regarding hoarding or selling of masks/hand sanitisers at higher price.
Dimapur chief medical officer T Pangjung Sangtam on Friday said as per the standard operation procedure and laid down guidelines, no private hospitals, nursing homes/clinics will collect specimen sample of coronavirus.
He said suspected cases are to be referred to RRT at Dimapur district hospital.
Sangtam said action will be taken against the defaulters.