After the onset of the pandemic in early 2020, the economic and social ecosystem of nations across the globe came to a grinding halt. The people of Nagaland, along with the rest of the Indian population were in a state of disarray after the imposition of the total national lockdown in March. Needless to say, people were eventually compelled to live in the throes of this unrelenting virus by adopting stringent safety and precaution protocols.
The real chapters of the pandemic began in Nagaland after the government along with its citizens, village bodies and several organizations began to collaborate in terms of survival measures and strategies. It would not be an exaggeration to say that the community spirit of the state has helped it to stay afloat during the COVID hurricane. In areas where the government couldn't reach or extend support, people shouldered their own fair share of responsibilities and in situations where people couldn't do much the government did its best. There were no hesitations on either sides while responding to the need of the crisis.
A balanced set of lockdown and unlock strategies had been adopted that have largely worked for both the citizens and the governmentThe total and partial lockdowns that were being imposed in every corner of the state (just like in the rest of the country and the world at large) had protected a lot of people from contracting the virus. At the same time there was a colossal paralysis of every ecosystem that supported human life. The Nagaland Government was nimble enough to continuously adopt different and better methods to combat this situation.
Through improvisation and cooperation the Government of Nagaland had managed to arrive at a set of acceptable and balanced lockdown and unlock strategies that have largely worked for both the citizens and the government in general. Some such strategies include the implementation of the odd/even number days for vehicles on the road. This strategy was extended to the functioning and operations of commercial and business firms too. Shops, markets and stores were also allowed to function in accordance with the same strategy.
On the other hand, those infected or affected by the virus were treated and taken care per the SOP's of the Central Government.