In the wake of recent spurt in COVID-19 cases, the Nagaland government has decided to keep places of worship and hotels in the state closed till further orders.
The Centre has issued a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for reopening of religious institutions, hotels and restaurants from Monday.
Lockdown measures issued by the chief secretary of Nagaland on May 4 will remain in place till further orders, principal secretary (Home) Abhijit Sinha told reporters here.
“All places of worship shall be closed for public. Religious congregations are strictly prohibited,” the notification issued by the chief secretary on May 4 said.
The notification was issued to extend lockdown in the state.
As per the notification, all hospitality services, barring those dealing with police personnel, government officials, healthcare workers and stranded persons, shall remain closed.
Nagaland, which witnessed spurt in positive cases after arrival of the stranded people from outside the state, has so far recorded 118 cases.