The existing lockdown measures in Dimapur district of Nagaland will continue to remain in force with additional relaxations till September 16,

This was informed by Dimapur deputy commissioner Rajesh Soundarajan in a notification on Friday.

The night curfew will be in force from 8pm to 4am.

Shops and other business establishments dealing with essential goods and commodities such as vegetable, fish/meat vendors, milk booths, bakeries, local grocery stores, multiple utility services like LPG and E-commerce services will remain open from 6am to 6pm on all the days, the notification said.

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All other shops and business establishments dealing with all kinds of goods, items and articles and all shops located in New Market, Hongkong Market and Hazi Park have been permitted to open from 6am to 6pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The notification said anyone violating the order will be penalised.

The Nagaland Government, on Thursday, announced extension of the ongoing lockdown measures and relaxations for various activities in the state till September 16.

Principal Secretary (Home) Abhijit Sinha, in an order, said the government decided to extend the lockdown measures and relaxations for the various activities as per the August 18 order for another two weeks from September 3 to September 16.

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On August 16, the High Powered Committee on Covid-19 headed by Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio announced 15-day ‘Unlock 5’ in the state from August 19 till September 2.

Meanwhile, the State School Education Department expressed willingness to open schools for Classes 9 and 10 to facilitate offline teaching. However, it said the final decision will be taken by the High Powered Committee.

Bhadra Gogoi

Bhadra Gogoi is Northeast Now Correspondent in Nagaland. He can be reached at: bhadragogoi@yahoo.com