Nagaland Announces Lockdown Starting April 30, What is Allowed, What’s Not

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The Nagaland Government announced ‘lockdown with consolidated guidelines’ for two weeks starting April 30.

Clarifying the announcement the state government clarified that this was not a complete lockdown.

While schools and colleges will remain shut during the ‘lockdown’, restaurants and shopping malls can remain open with strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols during the period, the government said. Educational institutions including vocational and training institutes, hostels, would also be shut during this period.

> During the partial lockdown schools, colleges, educational institutions, and hostels will remain closed in the state.

> Online education will be permitted and encouraged.

> All cinema halls, swimming pools, gymnasiums, entertainment parks, auditoriums, sports complexes, stadiums, and similar places will remain closed throughout the period.

> Public gatherings will be permitted outside the containment zones, but they will not be more than 30 percent of the total capacity of the venue or a maximum of hundred people, whichever is lower.

> Places of worship will be permitted to open outside the containment zones, with 30 percent of the maximum capacity of the venues, he said.

> Such gatherings should strictly adhere to COVID-19 appropriate behavior like wearing masks, social distancing, and regular washing of hands.

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