Nagaland Govt extends lockdown till July 31

All quarantine facilities to become paid facilities


KOHIMA, JULY 10 (MExN): The Nagaland Government has decided to extend the existing lockdown measures in the State till July 31. 

This was stated by Spokesperson for the High Powered Committee (HPC), Mmhonlumo Kikon on July 10. 

While speaking to The Morung Express, Kikon stated that informed that the new containment plan will ensure strict protocol for implementation, and there will be additional effort to do rigorous listing or tracing for preventing and containing the positive cases. 

Kikon also said that the HPC has decided to make the entire quarantine facilities in the State as paid quarantine and to take charges for the testing and treatments at normal rate. 

This decision, he said, was taken as the State Government has spent around Rs 24.15 Crores for quarantine facilities and mess management across the State. He further stated that most of the returnees have now arrived in the State and quarantine centres are becoming less crowded with people proceeding for home quarantine.

He however stated that the government is yet to decide on the date when this would happen. The HPC Spokesperson further said that those presently at government quarantine centres would continue their stay without charge.

Kikon also informed that the new SOPs would be notified in “two or three day’s time.”

Meanwhile, Principal Director, Abhijit Sinha in the daily briefing said that the High Powered Committee on COVID-19 held a meeting on June 11 and reviewed the existing lockdown measures in the State.

The HPC dwelt on the modified plan submitted by the Health Department for declaring containment zones and the protocols to be followed. 

It also deliberated the functioning of the Quarantine Centres and reviewed the existing provisions of the SOPs for returnees.