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  • COVID-19: Frontline health workers face shortages of protective gears, stigma - II
      Representative image: Medical staff with protective clothing are seen inside a ward specialised in receiving any person who may have been infected with coronavirus in Chennai January 29. (REUTERS/P. Ravikumar/File Photo)   Health workers in Nagaland are reportedly facing stigma and discrimination due to the nature of the work during the current COVID-19 lockdown       Atono Tsükrü Kense Kohima | March 29   The COVI
  • Quarantine Rainbow: Sharing Love, Peace and Hope
    Some participants of the Rainbow Projects display their finished works. (Morung Photos)   Morung Express News Mokokchung | March 29   Amidst the lockdown and quarantine, children in Mokokchung are busy creating rainbows and sharing beautiful pictures and message of love, peace and hope. A project initiated by the Christian Community Fellowship Sunday School under MTBA, Mokokchung, the Rainbow project started as a home-schooling activity for the kids who attend C
  • Token for my quarantine
    Tokens like these are being issued in Tuensang for the public by the Tuensang Chamber of Commerce and Industries and District Administration. The CCSU volunteers are checking the card and ensuring outings only for those who have the card.    How CCSU is driving ‘essential outings only’ in Tuensang     Morung Express News Dimapur | March 29   Amid the debate on whether volunteers are needed to enforce the lockdown, the Confederati
  • Was the state govt caught sleeping?
      Morung Express News Dimapur | March 28   In the midst of an evolving COVID-19 situation in India, governmental response in the states has become a great concern.   In Nagaland, the initial sense of assurance projected by the state government in February has today turned to worry as frontline health workers compelled to attend to the call of duty without adequate personal safety gear cry out in frustration.   The worry, further compounding as
  • COVID-19: Frontline health workers face shortages of protective gears, stigma - I
    (Reuters file photo)   Atono Tsükrü Kense Kohima | March 27   The COVID-19 pandemic has come down heavily on people all across the world. And in Nagaland, the efforts to combat a possible outbreak seem to be weighing heavily on frontline health workers (FLHWs) who face an increased risk of catching the disease because of the nature of their work.   While the state government and the medical department have both been laying preparatory ground work
  • In Tuensang, Police stitches and sews protective gears
    Police personnel sewing safety masks.   Police personnel sewing safety masks   Ten PPE personal protective gears given to the Medical team of the Chief Medical Office, Tuensang on March 28.    SDPO Tuensang, Dr Pritpal Kaur spearheads the initiative   Morung Express News Kohima | March 28   In a district which lacks basic amenities, and scarcely affords Personal Protective Equipments (PPE) in prevention o
  • COVID-19: The duality of life and livelihood
      ‘We can only pray and hope that the virus does not enter our state,’ say restaurants owners as they veer into uncharted waters     Veroli Zhimo Dimapur | March 28   It has been a crippling week, the kind I haven't seen all my life, says entrepreneur Medo Putsure, founder of the Bambusa chain of restaurants. Till March 22, his restaurants in Dimapur and Kohima were doing brisk business.   Within a week, the bustling restaurant
  • A pandemic of solidarity: Share kindness not panic
    Morung Express Feature    "This is, above all, a human crisis that calls for solidarity," UN Secretary-General António Guterres last week, stating that current global health crisis “spreading human suffering, infecting the global economy and upending people’s lives.”   Apart human lives, the world faces another big challenge - the loss of livelihood. By the end of 2020, International Labour Organisation recently estimated that world could lose as much as
  • COVID -19: How are Nagas coping with lockdown?
    Social media in the times of social distancing   Rebecca K Kits Dimapur| March 27   If you have been wondering about the recent posts on Instagram with the caption ‘Untill tomorrow,’ or stories with tags nominating people for the same, there’s more where it came from. With the 21- day lockdown in force and many others in quarantine even before the nationwide lockdown was announced, people are turning to the only source of information and entertainment av
  • COVID 19: 3 self-employed youths set up quarantine centre in Mon’s Naginimora
    Three self-employed youths - Nyeiang Konyak, Khampei Konyak and Pangjei Konyak have taken on the task of renovating an abandoned sub-jail building in Naginimora under Mon district and convert it into quarantine centre. (Morung Photos By Special Arrangement)   Rebecca K Kits Mon | March 27 At a time when people are self-quarantining, there are also concerns raised by many regarding the preparedness of the state in case of a COVID-19 outbreak.   &nbs
  • COVID-19: The Naga perspective
    Passengers undergo a thermal screening test in the wake of novel coronavirus scare at Dimapur airport in Nagaland. File Photo: PTI   Rebecca K Kits  Dimapur | March 26 Owing to the global pandemic COVID-19, many are concerned about the impact of the pandemic and its subsequent shutdown. Some have been taking proactive measures by self isolating and maintaining social distance as much as possible while some are yet to come to grips with the situation. While th
  • Solidarity in times of uncertainty
    Due the ongoing lockdown, the Jalukie Police Station OC & personnel extended their assistance to Alongo Debnath, a heart patient and resident of Jalukie town, by going to Dimapur and procuring his medicine. It was handed to the him on March 26, the Nagaland Police informed in a tweet.  (Photo Courtsy: @DGP_Nagaland/Twitter)   Atono Tsükrü Kense Kohima | March 26 In these difficult times of fear, anxiety and despair when the world is battling with the highly
  • The COVID-19 threat and an incomplete Dimapur Dist Hospital
    Upgrading Dmr Dist Hospital, 6 years in the making   Imkong Walling  Dimapur | March 26 COVID-19 looms. Nagaland has sounded the alarm and the Medical department on alert.  Yet all the preventive steps taken by the state government have not stopped the citizenry from questioning the battle-worthiness of the state’s health infrastructure, especially the government hospitals.   Being the most populous, a floating population and almost
  • Struggling but no option, say daily wage earners
     Farmers market in Kohima during International Street Vendors Day 2019. (Morung/NEN File Photo: For representational purposes only)   Govt mulling steps, informs CS   Atono Tsükrü Kense Kohima | March 25 The Nagaland government’s  lockdown enforced from March 22 midnight and the subsequent countrywide lockdown of the central government which came into effect from March 24 midnight, has placed daily wage earners and other labourer
  • Like a 'tasteless strand of dhania’
    A screengrab from Nagaland Youtuber Merenla Imsong. (Screengrab/YouTube Photo)   Miss Imsong calls out racism with ‘Corona’ anthem   Morung Express News Dimapur | March 25 With many citizens from North East staying in cities across India sharing stories of alleged discrimination amid the COVID-19 outbreak, popular Youtuber and comedian from Nagaland Merenla Imsong has responded with a ‘Corona’ theme song. Popularly known as Miss Imsong, the so
  • During shutdown, spare a thought for daily earners
    A rickshaw pedals along the City Clock Tower, Dimapur. Daily wage earners are one of the most affected cohort by the current lockdown. (Morung File Photo)   Morung Express News Dimapur/Kohima | March 24 While the lockdown on all non-essential service has been deemed a necessary measure to slow down the spread of COVID-19, daily wage earners, auto drivers and vegetable vendors need attention as the quarantine period hits them the hardest.  One auto driver in D
  • Churches in Nagaland turn to social media for Sunday worship service
    Pastor Alemsunep pre-recording the sermon to be circulated in the church WhatsApp chat group on Sunday morning. (Photo Courtesy: WICC Dimapur)   Vishü Rita Krocha Kohima | March 21  As the world over continues to face increasing uncertainty over the spread of COVID-19, many local churches in Nagaland have decided to suspend the regular Sunday Worship Service as a preventive measure.  To ensure the safety of its members in the wake of the pandemic and re
  • As students stay at home, Tetso College conduct virtual classes
    Morung Express News Dimapur | March 20 On March 17, as the Nagaland government ordered schools and colleges shut till April  12, students at Tetso College in Dimapur began jubilantly planning what to do with their unexpected ‘stay at home’ holiday. But their jubilation was short lived as the institute, on March 19 seamlessly moved into the online learning mode and conducted its first Virtual Class via Google Hangouts Meet.  Being prepared What made
  • Teach Nagaland: Bridging the learning gap during social distancing
    Morung Express News Dimapur | March 20 Closure of educational institutions resulting from the spread of the novel coronavirus have prompted two mathematics enthusiasts from Mokokchung to create a YouTube channel to upload free video tutorials for school students of Nagaland under the Nagaland Board of School Education. With the focus on students from Classes 9 to 12, the ‘Teach Nagaland’ channel currently has 27 free video tutorials for mathematical problems. 
  • Lockdown
    Easterine Kire People are working from home. Schools and kindergartens are closed. Food shops are open, banks are closed. The ATMs are open. An airline company has cancelled 3000 flights. In Israel, the new ministers are being sworn in in threes as there is an order banning big numbers of people assembling at a given time. At the wailing wall, worshippers are asked not to kiss the stones. Some bridal couples are marrying in supermarkets because they are not closed off for public gat