• Mokokchung coming together to make 2 lakh face masks
    Sterilisation process of face masks at Fazl Ali College in Mokokchung. The college along with numerous organistions from the district are participating in the Face Mask Campaign Mokokchung. (Morung Photo)   Morung Express News Mokokchung | May 2  The Mokokchung District Task Force on COVID-19 has launched a Face Mask Campaign, a hundred percent citizen funded campaign, with an aim to stitch and distribute washable masks for all the citizens of Mokokchung district
  • Lockdown Lessons: Educators in Nagaland share online teaching experiences
    A class IX student attends English class through TV as per schedule given by the Department of School Education, Nagaland in Dimapur on May 1. (Morung Photo)    Vishü Rita Krocha Kohima | May 1 Even as pre-recorded video lessons for students of classes 8, 9, 10 and 12 across the state were first telecasted today via Doordarshan amid COVID-19, teachers who were selected to present lessons on their respective subjects were in for a whole new experience of teaching.
  • MHA extends lockdown for 2 more weeks from May 4
    Ministry of Home Affairs. (IANS File Photo)   NEW DELHI, MAY 1 (IANS): The nationwide lockdown has been extended for a further period of two weeks with effect from May 4, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said on Friday.   The third phase of lockdown will continue till May 17.   The Home Ministry made the announcement as the lockdown 2.0 was ending on May 3. The government took the decision after a comprehensive review, and in view of the lockdown mea
  • Legendary actor Rishi Kapoor passes away
    Veteran actor, entertainer and legend Rishi Kapoor passes away. Kapoor has been unwell after being diagnosed with cancer and was admitted to the H N Reliance hospital, his elder brother Randhir Kapoor said.     The 67-year-old actor was taken to hospital by his family on Wednesday morning after he had breathing problems.   This news comes just a day after the demise of actor Irrfan Khan.    Kapoor returned to India last Septembe
  • Inside Nagaland’s COVID-19 ‘War Room’
    A view of Nagaland COVID-19 ‘War Room.’ (Morung Photo)   In an exclusive interview, Nagaland Chief Secretary Temjen Toy talks about State’s efforts to combat COVID-19 so far and future course of action       Vishü Rita Krocha Kohima | April 29   The Conference Hall of the Chief Secretary of Nagaland, which has been functioning as the COVID-19 ‘War Room’ for almost a month now, is where about 20-odd people have been gatheri
  • Men more likely to suffer severe effects of COVID-19 than women: Study
     A family use umbrella to protect themselves from rain as they walk to home on a two-wheeler during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus in Guwahati on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)   New Delhi, April 29 (PTI): Men and women are at equal risk of contracting the novel coronavirus, but men are more likely to suffer severe effects of the virus and die, according to a study which suggests that older male patients with COVID-19 may need additional supportive care
  • Tobacco users in a fix amid COVID-19 lockdown
    A 'No Tobacco' sign displayed in a shop in Dimapur. (Morung Photo)   Rebecca K Kits  Dimapur| April 26 Tobacco users across Dimapur are having a tough time during the lockdown as the availability of tobacco products has gone down drastically in the state. With the lockdown in force, tobacco users are left looking for their daily dose in every nook and corner, to no avail. Some who manage to find shops selling tobacco products- cigarettes, gutkha or pan masala
  • Nagaland: Retired docs & med students volunteer for service
    Members of Nagaland Medical Council (NMC) mobilizing health professionals volunteer to give their services during the COVID-19 pandemic.   Vishü Rita Krocha Kohima | April 21 Responding to the government’s call for doctors to volunteer in the public health sector amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nagaland Medical Council (NMC) is mobilizing health professionals who have volunteered to give their services.  The volunteers include retired doctors, nurses, young
  • Going the extra mile for patients
    Staff of the Family Planning Association of India (FPAI), Nagaland who have been providing medical services to the people amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.    Vishü Rita Krocha Kohima | April 20 Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many healthcare workers are going the extra mile to ensure that people are getting other emergency healthcare services.  Single mother and staff nurse of Family Planning Association of India (FPAI), Nagaland Branch— S Kaini Rhetso is one
  • Half a doctor for every 1000 people in Nagaland
    H&FW Dept has 28 unoccupied doctors’ posts, 27 on study leave   Imkong Walling Dimapur | April 17 All eyes in Nagaland are currently on the state government and the Health & Family Welfare (H&FW) Department. Juxtaposed with the COVID-19 threat, neglected government-run medical infrastructure has become all the more visible to a populace facing an invisible health threat.  From decades old ramshackle hospital structures and deficient medical equipm
  • Nurses at NHAK given mouldy govt-supplied N95 masks
    (Left) The PPEs supplied to the hospital were manufactured in 2007. Its usability would depend on the conditions under which they were stored. (Right) One of the N95 masks provided to the Naga Hospital Kohima with fungal infestation.   AtonoTsükrü Kense Kohima | April 14 Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the world over has been facing acute shortages of Personal Protective Equipments (PPEs) endangering health workers, who are at the forefront. In India’s Nagalan
  • From Chyawanprash to herbs -- Ayush Min issues guidelines on immunity boost
    New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) The Ministry of Ayush on Tuesday issued self-care guidelines for preventive health measures and boosting immunity with special reference to respiratory health, amid the coronavirus pandemic in the country. The ministry recommended that it will be good to take preventive measures which boost immunity as there is no medicine for COVID-19 as of now. As a part of his 7-point appeal to the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also advised everyone t
  • ‘Home has become like a small church’: Life during lockdown - Part VII
    Nagaland’s state capital Kohima wears deserted look during lockdown period. (Morung Photo)   Chizokho Vero Kohima | April 12 “We took time to have regular family prayer fellowship and sing hymns together. Home has become like a small church during this period,” maintained Kelhikha Kenye, sharing his view on the current COVID-19 lockdown to The Morung Express. In the last 19 days, I have spent the best time with my wife and children, he added.  The
  • Compassionate, impassioned, devoted: Tributes pour in for late Kaka D Iralu
    Vishü Rita Krocha Kohima | April 10 A Naga treasure, a true son and warrior of the land, a prolific writer, an excellent orator, a patriot, an encyclopedia of Naga history, a straight forward, bold and fearless— these are some of the words used to describe Kaka D Iralu, who passed away on Thursday evening even as friends, fans and those who knew him took to social media to pour their condolences and pay their tributes to the man who clearly left an indelible mark in their live
  • Centre directs states, UTs not to allow religious gatherings
    CISF personnel wear a mask to protect themselves from pollution outside the Ministry of Home Affairs as smog engulfs New Delhi on November 3. (IANS File Photo)   NEW DELHI, APRIL 10 (IANS): Ahead of ensuing festivals this month, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs on Friday directed all the states and the Union Territories (UTs) not to allow any social or religious gathering and ensure strict compliance of lockdown to contain spread of Covid-19.   In a fresh l
  • COVID 19 Nagaland: Challenges facing the first line of defense
    Mahila Battalion, Nagaland Armed Police Force (IR) having food while manning streets at night during the ongoing lockdown in Dimapur. (Photo Courtersy: @drnaieem/Twitter)   Atono Tsükrü Kense  Kohima | April 8   “Yes, I am a man in Khaki always covered in dust, soaked in rain, sweat and dirt. You see me by the road side always with my rusted rifle or in a traffic island. No summer is too harsh or winter too chill for me, but remember I am also just
  • Nagaland COVID-19 update: 61 suspected samples test negative, 4 results awaited
    DIMAPUR, APRIL 8 (MExN): Sixty-one suspected samples of COVID-19 have come back negative as of 5:00pm of April 8.   This was informed by Principal Secretary, Home, Nagaland, Abhijit Sinha during the State Government’s daily briefing on Wednesday evening.    In total, 65 samples have been sent from the State of Nagaland, of which results for 61 samples have been received and they are all negative. The results of 4 samples are awaited.   
  • COVID-19: Is Nagaland H&FW’s awareness strategy foolproof?
    A screenshot of the advisory by the Department of Health & Family Welfare, Nagaland.   Constantly updating and responding to changing situation, says department    Morung Express News Dimapur | April 8   As Nagaland prepares in full gear to combat any possibility of COVID-19, questions have been raised regarding an advisory from the Department of Health & Family Welfare, Nagaland titled, “Reduce the risk of Coronavirus infection.”
  • Film producer Karim Morani tests COVID-19 positive, confirms daughter Zoa
    Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) After his two daughters Zoa and Shaza, film producer Karim Morani has also tested positive for COVID 19. The producer is reportedly admitted to Mumbai's Nanavati hospital. Actress Zoa Morani confirmed on Instagram on Wednesday: "My father, sister and I have been tested COVID 19 positive. Papa and Shaza have no symptoms, I have a few...will be sharing the experience soon so that others get an idea and I can be of some help." Talking about the symptoms a
  • PM indicates shutdown to stay, final decision after meet with CMs
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (IANS Photo)   NEW DELHI, APRIL 8 (IANS): In what can be seen as a movement towards extension of the ongoing shutdown, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday told all the floor leaders of various parties in the Parliament that the kind of response and suggestions he has received does not indicate that the lockdown should be lifted, said sources.   The Prime Minister is also slated to meet the Chief Ministers of