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Deserted roads, shuttered shops — life under ‘strict lockdown’ in Nagaland’s Kohima

A seven-day strict lockdown was imposed by the District Task Force on Covid-19 in Kohima's Municipal areas on Saturday to arrest the spread of coronavirus.

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Kohima: In Nagaland’s capital city Kohima, the roads wear a deserted look after a strict seven-day ‘total lockdown’ was imposed in the Kohima Municipal areas Saturday.

The District Task Force on Covid-19 imposed this strict lockdown to enhance active surveillance in the region as cases continue to surge in the state. As of 28 July, Kohima has recorded over 350 cases of coronavirus, while Nagaland has over 1,300 cases.

The surveillance will be undertaken by the Chief Medical Officer coordination team of Kohima, who will also conduct rigorous contact tracing for early detection of suspected Covid-19 cases in the region, said Kohima’s Deputy Commissioner Gregory Thejawelie in an official order issued on 23 July.

ThePrint’s Yimkumla Longkumer and Angana Chakrabarti give a glimpse into life under lockdown in Kohima.

Empty streets and lowered shutters were seen in every corners of the Kohima Town | Photo: Yimkumla Longkumer | ThePrint
Empty streets and closed shutters were seen in every corner of Kohima Town | Photo: Yimkumla Longkumer | ThePrint
 All categories of shops including grocery stores are shut, only pharmacies, outside containment zones are allowed to be open | Photo: Yimkumla Longkumer | ThePrint
All shops, including grocery stores, are shut. Only pharmacies outside containment zones remain open | Photo: Yimkumla Longkumer | ThePrint
Movement of all private and commercial vehicles are banned during the lockdown period, unless in case of medical emergencies | Photo: Yimkumla Longkumer | ThePrint
Movement of all private and commercial vehicles are banned during the lockdown period, except in the case of a medical emergencies | Photo: Yimkumla Longkumer | ThePrint
Movement and gathering of people in public places within their residential areas are prohibited | Photo: Yimkumla Longkumer | ThePrint
Movement and gathering of people in public places and within their residential areas are prohibited | Photo: Yimkumla Longkumer | ThePrint
 Inter-state, inter-district and inter-village movement has been restricted for the time being. While movement of medical emergency cases and essential goods & services are allowed with proper measures | Photo: Yimkumla Longkumer | ThePrint
Inter-state, inter-district and inter-village movement has been restricted for the time being. While the movement of medical emergency cases and essential goods and services is allowed with proper measures | Photo: Yimkumla Longkumer | ThePrint
However, the sixth session of the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly which will be held on 30 July, all legislators and officials concerned have been exempted from the lockdown norms | Photo: Yimkumla Longkumer | ThePrint
All legislators and officials required to be a part of the sixth session of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly, which will be held on 30 July, have been exempted from the lockdown | Photo: Yimkumla Longkumer | ThePrint

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