Dimapur DC
Dimapur deputy commissioner Rajesh Soundararajan at the Dimapur District Task Force meeting. Image credit - DIPR

Dimapur deputy commissioner Rajesh Soundararajan on Wednesday said with more relaxations in the lockdown measures in place, the immediate focus would be on stricter enforcement of safety protocols in the district.

Highlighting the general portions and the protocols of the new SOP at the Dimapur District Task Force meeting held in his office, Soundararajan said normal business activities will be allowed as per the latest SOP issued by the state government with strict adherence to safety protocols.

He emphasised the need for sensitising the people so that the masses understand the need and importance to take individual precautions.

Soundararajan directed the outpost officers to form committees and enforce the safety guidelines strictly.

He also impressed upon the colonies, wards, gaon burhas and village councils to take the lead and enforce the Covid19 safety protocols.

He said there is a free movement among the districts and that issuance of permits has been discontinued.

Soundararajan said although the number of COVID19 positive cases have come down, one should not become complacent but continue to take all necessary precautions.

Dimapur chief medical officer, Dr Mereninla Senlem said the positive cases in Dimapur are coming down with a good recovery rate.

However, one needs to be more cautious, especially during this month of September, she said.

Senlem said Dimapur can become a green zone if all work with unity and coordination.

In the meeting, the District Task Force agreed for a regulated opening of shops in New Market and Hazi Park (Hongkong) Market in consonance with the latest SOP issued by the state government.

The regulated opening of the two markets will start from September 4.

Bhadra Gogoi

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