Nagaland Health officials recommend virtual Hornbill Festival

A dance troupe in action during the Hornbill Festival at the Naga Heritage village, Kohima. The State not prepared to host festivals, say health officials on October 28. (Morung File Photo)
A dance troupe in action during the Hornbill Festival at the Naga Heritage village, Kohima. The State not prepared to host festivals, say health officials on October 28. (Morung File Photo)

Morung Express News 
Kohima | October 29 

The Nagaland Health officials on Wednesday batted for a virtual Hornbill Festival saying that the state is not prepared to host such an event at this stage.

"We are not prepared. We have to see that social responsibility is implemented. We don't want another lockdown in Nagaland,” answered the Department of Health and Family Welfare (DoHFW) Director Dr Vizolie Suokhrie when queried on the matter. 

“Everyone has to play a positive role to see that lockdown does not happen again,” he said addressing a press conference at DoHFW Directorate on October 28.

It can avoided if every individual take the social responsibility to try their best to follow the three simple strategies of hand washing, physical distance and wearing of masks, he added.