Amid the return of citizens who were stuck in other parts amid the extended nationwide lockdown, the Nagaland Government has issued a set of guidelines for their home-bound citizens that they are expected to adhere to before, during, and after travel.
What Citizens must do before Travel:
The Naga citizens who are planning to travel home have been instructed to learn about Covid-19 prevention and "travel light", i.e.m carry only essentials.
The commodities that they have been advised to carry are: bed sheet, light blanket, snacks, fruits, packed food, sufficient water for 3 days, soap or hand wash, hand sanitizer, toilet paper or wet wipes, and an adequate amount of face masks and covers.
What Travelers Should do during the Journey:
Travellers must wear masks at all times. If anyone gets sick, they should call the helpline. They have also been urged to assume that "everyone is potentially infected."
Furthermore, they have been asked to maintain a list of contact of every person they come in contact with till the quarantine period is over.
The travellers have also been urged to maintain strict disciplines inside trains or buses and to avoid visiting other train coaches.
The bus or car should only be stopped in case of an emergency. The travelers have also been asked to avoid activities and games which require close proximity or contact.
What they should do after Reaching Nagaland:
After reaching, the returnees have been urged to maintain discipline and physical distancing while following the official instructions.
They have also been urged to undergo a comprehensive screening by the medical team and fill up an undertaking form.
They must also undergo both facility and home quarantine and adhere to the protocol.
The returnees have also been urged to download the Aarogya Setu app and download the nCovid-19 Nagaland app and self-report twice daily.
Earlier today, the Nagaland Government ordained that from May 18 onwards, all who enter the state must go for mandatory institutional quarantine for 14 days, irrespective of their place of origin of journey.
An official notice issued from the Chief Secretary's office said, "It is hereby ordered that all persons entering the state from 18th May 2020 onwards, irrespective of place of origin of journey shall undergo mandatory 14 (fourteen) days Institutional Quarantine at the designated centers and thereafter proceed for 14 (fourteen) days mandatory Home Quarantine."