The Nagaland government has ordered the closure of all stores and commercial establishments, except those dealing with services, with effect from midnight Sunday.
The order was issued by the Nagaland government as a precautionary measure to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
In an order released on Sunday, Chief Secretary Temjen Toy said that, with the exception of pharmacies, gas pumps, grocery stores selling food grains, groceries, vegetables, everyday items, d other commodities and media offices, all other state trading houses will remain closed. until further notice.
The order said all government offices, central and state, except the district administration, police security forces, fire and emergency services, medical services, Nagaland State’s Ministry of the Interior, Postal Services and Disaster Management Authority, are said to remain closed until further notice.
In addition, the National Center for Computing, Electricity, Public Health Engineering, Food and Civil Supplies, Finance, Treasury and Accounts, Banks / ATMs, All India Radio and Doordarshan will also remain. closed.
The state government has requested all heads of administrative departments, heads of departments and heads of offices to form a core group of officers / staff to deal with urgent and essential services.
He said all other government employees should be available on call.
All commercial, public and private passenger vehicles, such as buses, taxis, autorickshaws and two-wheeled taxis have been urged not to operate until further notice.
Vehicles carrying passengers in interstate transit will be allowed until midnight Monday.
The government has also restricted movement, except for those leaving their homes for the purchase and distribution of essentials, benefiting from essential services, medical facilities and other basic needs.
The order said all interstate entry points will be sealed except for the movement of essential goods, security forces, medical equipment and supplies, and freight vehicles passing through the state.
However, drivers and attendants of vehicles passing through the state will be subject to control in accordance with established protocol, adds the ordinance.
Any person or group of persons acting in violation of the order will be deemed to have committed an offense punishable under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code.