The Nagaland government on Monday issued revised SOPs for the returnees and other travellers entering the State.
The government has made it mandatory for every returnee/inbound traveller to install and register in the nCOVID Nagaland Visitors App and Aarogya Setu before entering the State.
It said both the mobile apps can be downloaded from Google Play store and the state helpline 1800 345 0019 may be called for any technical assistance, if required.
It said in line with the Ministry of Home Affairs directive, there will not be any restriction on the entry of returnees and travelers into the State by flight, train, or road at any entry point except the normal inner line permit (ILP) restrictions, wherever applicable, or any restriction, imposed for the time being, on law and order grounds by the competent authorities.
As per the revised SOPs, every returnee/inbound traveller will be required to submit “self declaration form” and for those opting for home quarantine the “undertaking for home quarantine”.
The “self declaration form” and the “undertaking for home quarantine” can be submitted through nCOVID Nagaland Visitors App for Android Smartphone users or online at covidl9.nagaland.govAn or WhatsApp to the respective district’s helpline or in hard copy at the office of the respective chief medical officer.
The prescribed form of the self declaration can be downloaded from covidl9.nagaland.gov.in.
The prescribed form of the undertaking for home quarantine and the guidelines/instructions of home quarantine can be downloaded from covidl9.nagaland.gov.in.
The government advised every returnee/inbound traveller to complete the submission of self declaration and undertaking if opting for home quarantine in advance prior to arrival.
The returnee/inbound traveller may visit covidl9.nagaland.gov.in for getting updated information with regard to paid quarantine facilities and their availability on various dates, District Task Force/ district health helpline phone numbers and their email addresses and other concerned information.
The government said any returnee/traveler if symptomatic on arrival will mandatorily report to the concerned district health authority or the district helpline number for further management.
A returnee/traveller who produces a negative report of COVID-19 test done not earlier than three days prior to arrival in Nagaland through RT-PCR/TrueNat/CBNAAT will be exempted from quarantine. The returnees/traveller should carry the soft/hard of the negative test report and produce it whenever asked by the competent authority.
The government said every returnee or traveller without the negative test report and asymptomatic will undergo quarantine for 10 days.
The returnee/traveller may either opt for home quarantine or paid quarantine in the designated hotel/lodge.
The government said this SOP will be uniformly implemented throughout the State without any deviation and will not be modified by District Task Force, urban local bodies, village authorities or community-based organizations.
It said violator(s) of this SOP will be penalised as per the relevant section of the Disaster Management Act 2005, and the Nagaland Epidemic Disease (COVID-19) Regulations 2020.