Deputy commissioner Kohima Gregory Thejawelie has informed that passengers plying in vehicles both private and public and gatherings in public places have been allowed beyond 50% and up to 100% capacity subjected to strict compliance with vaccination/testing conditions in Kohima district.
In a notification, DC informed that all passengers or attendees of public gatherings within the district should be fully vaccinated or should have taken the first dose of vaccination and at least 15 days should have passed since the dose.
DC informed that all should adhere to COVID-19 appropriate behaviour, particularly wearing of masks.
In the case of road travel, drivers, attendants, passengers the same would apply and if none of the vaccination criteria were fulfilled, they should carry COVID-19 negative test report taken through either RT-PCR/TrueNat/ CBNAAT with swab taken for testing not earlier than 72 hours from date of travel.
The DC reiterated that any persons not found wearing mask in public places within the district would be penalised an amount of Rs. 200.
Failure to comply would also be liable to penalty as per provisions of Disaster Management Act 2005 and IPC Section 188.