Guwahati: One day after announcing its decision to extend the lockdown in the state, the Nagaland Government today announced the revised guidelines that shall be in effect from 1st August 2020 till 31st August 2020.
As per the new guidelines, all schools, colleges, educational/training/vocational institutions etc, shall remain closed.
Additionally, the cinema halls, shopping malls, swimming pools, gymnasiums, entertainment parks, auditoriums, theatres, assembly halls, and similar places will also be closed.
International air travel, except as permitted by the Union Home Ministry, shall remain prohibited.
All social/political/sports/entertainment/academic/cultural/religious functions and other large congregations shall remain prohibited.
The prohibitions will also extend to salons, parlors, and barbershops.
Public places such as parks, libraries, museums, recreation centers, as well as public toilets shall remain closed for the public.
Severe restrictions will remain in place in regards to the inter-state borders, and the international border of the state with Myanmar shall remain sealed as earlier.
Meanwhile, the inter-district movement of the commercial passenger vehicles shall also remain barred; only ones carrying goods shall be allowed.
In regards to taxis and auto-rickshaws, the Government has said that they can ply under the condition that not more than 2 passengers shall be allowed. Additionally, both the driver and the passengers should wear masks.
The shops and outlets of all the categories, as well as departmental stores, shall be allowed to open as per normal hours; however, hawker stalls in the crowded areas and market complexes like the Hongkong Market, New Market in Dimapur, BOC Market in Kohima, etc, shall remain closed except the shops selling "essential items".
It needs mention here that 3 districts of Nagaland -- Kohima, Dimapur, and Mon -- are under total lockdown due to a high prevalence of coronavirus cases.
The complete guidelines in the next phase of Nagaland lockdown are as under: