The Kohima DTF meeting underway at the DC's conference hall on May 10. ( DIPR Photo)
Kohima, May 11 (MExN): The Kohima District Task Force (DTF), during a meeting on May 10, took stock of the COVID- 19 response activities undertaken in the district during the containment period.
The state DIPR reported on Tuesday that Minister for PWD Housing & Mechanical and in-charge of Kohima district Tongpang Ozukum, Advisor for Urban Development and Municipal Affair Dr Neikiesalie Kire and Advisor for Technical Education and Election, Medo Yhokha also attended the meeting along with representatives of All Kohima Municipal Wards Panchayats (AKMWP), Angami Youth Organisation (AYO), Kohima Village Youth Organisation and other members.
As per the DIPR, Kohima Chief Medical Officer Dr Vezokholu Theyo informed that the ongoing random COVID test that were carried out at various locations under Kohima Municipal Area has resulted in an increase of positive cases with over 50% positivity rate in last few days. She informed that a total of 872 active cases have been recorded so far, while adding that more symptomatic cases have been reported in the second wave.
On the proposal for total lockdown to be implemented in the district submitted by Kohima Village Council and AKMWP based on the increase surge in COVID-19, the members had a lengthy discussion on the issue and other areas of concern, and views and suggestions were shared among the members, the report stated.
In this regard, the legislators present in the meeting also felt that the district needs to go for total lockdown in order to break the chain and contain the spread of virus towards the rural areas. AKMWP and AYO also shared their concerns on the need to take stringent measures at the juncture and recommended total lockdown for some days to break the chain of transmission.
Taking note of the concerns and other issues faced by concerned line departments and officials with regard to preparedness and implementation of ongoing exercises and guidelines, the DTF decided to propose and highlight the issue to the High Power Committee for further decision.