Nagaland COVID-19 update
No cases yet, 13 tested, 8 negative, 5 awaited
DIMAPUR, MARCH 26 (MExN): No COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Nagaland as of March 26 evening.
As per the Directorate of Health and Family Welfare, a total of 13 samples have been sent for testing. Eight of them have returned negative, while results for 5 samples are awaited. The five samples for which results are awaited were sent for testing on March 26.
Spokespersons for the State Government of Nagaland, Neiba Kronu, Minister for Planning & Coordination; S Pangnyu Phom, Minister of Health; Abhijit Sinha, Home Commissioner; and Menukhol John, Principal Secretary, H&FW held a briefing today and stated that the State Government is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation.
The State Government has identified COVID-19 hospitals in Kohima, Dimapur & Mokokchung and separate places for quarantine have also been identified in Kohima and Dimapur. Similar arrangements have also been made in all the other districts.
Strict vigil is being maintained by the District Administration on the availability of essential commodities and all the districts have reported that the situation is comfortable, it was informed.
Deputy Commissioners of those districts bordering the state of Assam have been further advised to remain in close contact with their counterparts so that any issue or problem arising in the inter-state supply chain is addressed promptly.
A review meeting was also held with the District Task Forces, senior officials and the Chief Minister through video conferencing to ascertain the updated status of the medical facilities, availability of essential goods and adherence to the prohibitory measures by the people.
38 lakhs sanctioned from CM’s Relief Fund
The Chief Minister has meanwhile released Rs 38 lakhs from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for exigency expenses to combat the disease. Out of this, an amount of Rs 2 lakhs each was given to Naga Students Union, Bangalore, DRC Nagaland House, Delhi Kolkata and Guwahati.
Fervent appeal was made to the people of the State to strictly abide by the containment measures and advisories issued by the Government for enforcing COVID-19 lockdown. All the citizens of the State have been asked to remain in their own homes and to come out only when absolutely unavoidable for the purposes of buying essential goods and commodities.