Guwahati: Several areas in Nagaland's Kohima city have been demarcated as containment areas on Tuesday, August 11, to arrest the spread of the coronavirus disease.
Lithrongla Tongpi Rutsa, the commissioner of Kohima, has said that the areas have been sealed to contain the spread of the COVID-19 and for necessary contact tracing after the detection of COVID-19 positive cases in Upper AG Colony, Ward no. 15, Upper Agri Colony, Ward no. 17, Merhulietsa (para-medical colony), Ward no. 18, and Officer's Hill colony, and Ward no. 1.
The notice issued by the DIPR informed that all movement of persons and vehicles within the sealed areas will be strictly restricted/prohibited and will be put under active surveillance.
The sealed areas are as under:
House no. 127, Upper AG Colony, Ward No. 15
One staff room of Hotel Eastgate
House No. 28, Upper P.R. Hill Colony, Ward No. 19
House No. MRH/d-42, below CMO Office Kohima, Merhulietsa (Para Medical) Colony, Ward No. 18
House No. A-75, near CBZCC, Officer's Hill Colony, Ward No. 10
This comes days after the Kohima deputy commissioner Gregory Thejawelie ordered the lifting of the 14-day total lockdown in Kohima municipal area under Kohima Sadar jurisdiction on August 8.
The total lockdown was promulgated from July 25 to August 7 due to a sharp spike in the number of coronavirus cases in the capital. In an order, Thejawelie said the Odd-Even system for movement of vehicles will continue to remain in force till August 31.
For market opening days and timings, the terms and conditions stipulated vide an order on June 18 will remain in force, the order said. The total number of coronavirus cases in Nagaland crossed the 3,000-mark on Monday as 230 more people tested positive for the disease, Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom said.