COVID-19

  • ‘Community, faith and humanity during pandemic’
    COVID-19: Nagas in Delhi share their second wave experience –II Morung Express News Dimapur | May 6 As India’s capital struggles with perhaps the biggest challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic so far, the Naga community in Delhi is no exception. However, help is coming in the forms of community spirit, innovative networking, and faith, engendering both virtual and practical assistance and serving as a COVID-19 lifeline. There is an effort to galvanise the tribe units
  • ‘A wave unlike any other’
    COVID-19: Nagas in Delhi share their second wave experience-I Morung Express News Dimapur | May 5  As India grapples with the devastating impact of the second wave of COVID-19, particularly in worst affected areas like National Capital Territory of Delhi, the common refrain from Nagas residing in the region is of a ‘wave’ unlike any other. When The Morung Express reached out to some Naga residents in Delhi to inquire how they are coping with the challenge
  • Get priorities straight
    Veroli Zhimo On Tuesday, the Nagaland state government made two major announcements during a press briefing —free vaccines for those above the age of 18 and the decision to “impose a lockdown with new guidelines from April 30.” Regardless of the fact that the government spokesperson repeatedly used the term ‘lockdown’ during the briefing, hours later, he backtracked and tweeted that “...It is not a lockdown! This is a clarification.” Perh
  • Vaccine stock in Nagaland: Why there is mismatch between centre’s claim and actual availability   
    Only 60,000 doses, says State official on April 24; Around 1.53 lakh available, informs Centre’s data on April 26 Morung Express News Dimapur | April 26 There are only 60,000 doses in stock at present in Nagaland, a top official of the Directorate of Health & Family Welfare (DHFW), Nagaland told the media on April 24.  As a result, the administration of 1st dose has been temporarily halted, he said. However, 3 lakh doses of the vaccine placed by the State Gover
  • Dimapur implements odd-even system in busy markets amid ‘odd’ results
    Morung Express News  Dimapur | April 24  All shops located in Dimapur’s New Market and Hong Kong Market will open on alternate days following odd-even system, stated an order issued by Deputy Commissioner on April 21.  The directive was among slew new standard operating procedures (SOPs) issued after a meeting of the Dimapur District Task Force in view of  the resurgence of COVID-19 cases in Nagaland as well as India.    As per
  • Over 3.14 lakh new COVID-19 cases in India, highest-ever recorded in any country
    New Delhi, April 22 (PTI): The number of daily coronavirus cases in India hit a record high with over 3.14 lakh new infections being reported, pushing the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 1,59,30,965, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday. A total of 3,14,835 fresh infections were registered in a span of 24 hours, while the death toll increased to 1,84,657 with a record 2,104 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed. Registering a steady increase
  • Night curfew from 8pm-5am in Dimapur starting April 23
    Dimapur, April 21 (MExN): The Deputy Commissioner Dimapur has informed that there will be night curfew on all days starting from April 23 between 8:00pm and 5:00 am. All shops, business establishments, restaurants etc are to be closed by 7:00 pm. Commercial activities and any assembly of four or more persons have also been prohibited. However, medical, emergency and essential services, including pharmacies are to be fully functional during the curfew hours. All weekly markets
  • Apprehension of another COVID lockdown keeps many on edge
    •    No large-scale rushes for home so far •    Slight price hike reported in Dimapur Morung Express News Dimapur | April 20 “Will there be a lockdown?” This was the common refrain among many in Nagaland on Tuesday as the possibility of some sort of ‘hard measures’ to combat the ‘second wave’ of COVID-19 kept many on the edge. Besides the announcement of lockdown in some states, particularly in D
  • DoSE directs all employees of govt schools to be in station
    Kohima, April 20 (MExN): Following the State’s government’s order on April 19 regarding closure of schools, the Directorate of School Education (DoSE) has issued directives for strict compliance by all employees serving under the Department of School Education, Nagaland. All categories of teachers, officers/staff serving in government schools, DEO/Sr SDEO/SDEO establishments shall remain in station and attend duties at respective establishments. No employee shall leave s
  • Health official confirms admission of COVID-19 cases to CIHSR
    ‘Situation not as it was made out to be on social media’ Morung Express News Dimapur | April 20 There was a message circulating on social media, since April 19 evening, of the CIHSR, Dimapur, purportedly overwhelmed by COVID-19 cases.  While the part about the hospital having COVID-19 cases turned out to be true, sources in the CIHSR played it down stating that it should not be cause for panic. We have been having COVID-19 patients throughout the pan
  • Screening of passengers at Dimapur Railway Station to ‘restart’: Officials
    Morung Express News Dimapur | April 20 Despite the resurgence of COVID-19 cases in Nagaland, screening of passengers in Dimapur Railway Station is yet to be restarted by the concerned State authorities. However, the railways authority is planning to start own screening process, it was informed.  This is pertinent as the station is one of the most entry points to Nagaland, catering many inbound travelers per day. We are yet to receive any notification regarding such measu
  • Nagaland Governor meets sects, FBO leaders on COVID-19
    Kohima, April 20 (MExN): Continuing the consultation process in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases in the state and across the country, Nagaland Governor, RN Ravi today met the leaders of various sects and faiths based organisation (FBO). The interaction cum consultative meeting at Dr Imkongliba Hall, Raj Bhavan, Kohima was attended by leaders of Hindu, Muslim, Jain, Sikh, Budhist and Indigenous faiths, informed a press release from the PRO to Governor.  The Governor discusse
  • Gov asks Church leaders to create COVID awareness
    DIMAPUR, APRIL 19 (MExN): Nagaland Governor, RN Ravi today held an interaction cum consultative meeting with Church leaders of various Christian denominations of Nagaland on the COVID-19 pandemic at Dr Imkongliba Hall, Raj Bhavan, Kohima. The Governor discussed the COVID-19 situation in the country and the State. He told them that the Church leaders have moral and spiritual authority and influence over the people and therefore urged them to use their moral and spiritual capital to s
  • COVID-19: 16 new cases in Nagaland on April 2; 13 in Kohima, 3 in Dimapur
    Kohima, April 2 (PTI): Nagaland on Friday reported 16 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the coronavirus tally in the state to 12,361, Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom said. The new COVID-19 cases were reported from Kohima and Dimapur. "16 +ve cases of COVID-19 reported today. Kohima- 13, Dimapur- 3," the Health minister said in a tweet. Nagaland currently has 132 active COVID-19 cases, while 11,980 people have recovered from the disease, Director of Health, Dr Denis Hangsing
  • India overtakes US in daily Covid cases
    New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) India has overtaken the US to become the country with second-highest daily Covid-19 cases in the world. Brazil leads the chart with 91,097 cases recorded in the last 24 hours. India recorded 81,466 new Coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. About 77,718 new cases were reported in the US on April 1. India has been witnessing a spike in cases since the last three weeks. India recorded its first Coronavirus case on January 30 last year and since then, a to
  • 1 COVID patient can infect 400 people: Maha health official
    New Delhi, April 2 (PTI): The head of Maharashtra's COVID-19 task force Dr Sanjay Oak on Thursday said a COVID-19 patient can infect 400 people, and hence, there is no alternative to masks, hygiene and social distancing. Speaking to reporters, Oak said a new range of symptoms such as common cold, mild body ache and fatigue has emerged in COVID-19 patients in the state. "The coronavirus infection generally spreads through our nose. One COVID-19 patients can infect at leas
  • Surviving COVID-19: Fighting the virus and the road to recovery
    Morung Express News Dimapur | March 30  A year after the COVID-19 induced lockdown, many have succumbed to the disease but a larger number of infected people have fortunately survived. Being a new disease, there are still a lot of questions that remain to be answered about the novel coronavirus. However, some insights can be gained into the recovery process through COVID survivors who shared their ordeal and how they are still coping with their mental health months after re
  • New SOP relaxes restrictions with ‘mandatory’ precautions
    • Public programmes, fairs permitted • 100 % seating in theatres and sports • 100 % seating for passenger vehicles • Transport authority told to revise fares • ULBs told to ensure sanitizing facilities Morung Express News Dimapur | March 19 The Nagaland government on March 19 issued a revised set of COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) relaxing the existing restrictions on public gatherings and vehicle passenger capacity. The SOPs issued
  • Covid reinfections are rare, but common for older adults: Lancet
    Copenhagen, March 19 (IANS) Most people who had Covid-19 are protected from catching it again for at least six months, but elderly patients are more prone to reinfection, according to a research published in The Lancet. The large-scale assessment of reinfection rates in Denmark in 2020 confirms that only a small proportion of people (0.65 per cent) returned a positive PCR test twice. However, while prior infection gave those under the age of 65 years around 80 per cent protection
  • India logs over 24K cases again, infection rate nears 2%
    New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) India on Tuesday logged 24,492 cases of Covid-19 and 131 fatalities in the last 24 hours. The cases declined by 1,800 from the previous day, while 13 more deaths were reported, the data shared by the Union Health Ministry showed. On Monday, the country had logged 26,291 cases of Covid-19, the highest tally recorded in 85 days. The cumulative tally of the cases has risen to 1,14,09,831 while the death toll has reached 1,58,856 in India. The infection