COVID-19

  • 3 new COVID-19 cases and 4 new recoveries in Nagaland
    DIMAPUR, JANUARY 18 (MExN): 3 new positive cases of COVID-19 on January 18 pushed the State’s total caseload to 12,061. Meanwhile 4 recoveries were also reported.  On Monday, two new cases were reported in Dimapur district and one in Mokokchung. The 4 new recoveries include 2 from Kohima and 1 each from Dimapur and Peren.  The state now has 115 active coronavirus cases, while 11,717 people have been cured of the disease, 88 patients have succumbed to the infection
  • From the 'Start-up Nation' to 'Vaccination Nation'
    Why Israel's COVID-19 vaccination rollout programme is rated the most successful globally, and what lessons can be drawn from its experience?   Neichü Mayer Kibbutz En Hashofed, Israel Israel began inoculating its citizens against Covid19 within a week of the arrival of the first shipment of the Pfizer vaccine from the US on 17 December 2020. Since then, nearly 2 million citizens have received their first dose of the vaccine. Health care providers, frontline wor
  • 447 adverse events across India post-vaccination, 3 serious
    New Delhi, January 17 (IANS): A total of 447 Adverse Events Following Immunisation (AEFI) have been reported in the last two days of the massive inoculation drive against Covid-19 that is now underway in the country. Of them, three cases were serious in nature and required hospitalisation, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday. The three cases occurred at different hospitals cum vaccination centres, the ministry added. "One has been discharged from Northern Railway Hospit
  • Manipur CM launches COVID-19 vaccination drive in Imphal 
    Newmai News Network Imphal | January 16   Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh launched the COVID-19 vaccination drive in the State at Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS), Imphal on Saturday. The 1st phase vaccination in the State will be carried out in 10 centres viz. JNIMS Hospital, RIMS Hospital, Shija Hospitals and Research Institute and District Hospitals of Churachandpur, Bishnupur, Senapati, Chandel, Ukhrul, Thoubal, Tamenglong. 9617 healthcare wor
  • Manipur: Classes for Standard IX and above from January 27
    Newmai News Network Imphal | January 16 Manipur Education Minister, S Rajen Singh said that classes from IX Standard and above will resume from January 27 this year.  Decision for resumption of classes was taken during a recent cabinet sitting, he added. The minister was speaking to media persons during a press conference held at the conference hall of the minister at Old Secretariate, South Block, Imphal. He said that with the view to supplement the deficit classes d
  • Covishield vaccine for COVID-19 reaches Tuensang
    Morung Express News Tuensang | January 16 Covishield vaccine for COVID-19 was launched at Tuensang District Hospital in the presence of Advisor I&PR, SCERT and VGs Nagaland, Toshi Wungtung and MLA Tuensang Sadar Toyang Changkhong Chang on January 16.  The launching programme was also attended by Deputy Commissioner, Kumar Ramnikant IAS and his admin officers and SP Tuensang with CMO and MO Officials Tuensang. Out of the 140 frontline workers registered beneficiaries
  • Nagaland joins nationwide COVID-19 vaccine drive  
    Restoration of communities to ‘wholeness and health,’ says CM  Morung Express News  Dimapur | January 16 Nagaland on January 16 joined rest of India in what is touted as the launching of the world's biggest COVID-19 vaccination drive.  Dr Sentimeren Aonok, Senior Consultant (ICU), at Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK) received the received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Nagaland. Officially, Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio launched the COV
  • Nagaland receives first consignment of COVID-19 vaccine
    Morung Express News Dimapur | January 14  In a positive development, Nagaland today received the first consignment of the COVID-19 vaccines, two days ahead of the scheduled roll-out on January 16. According to state health officials, 26500 doses of Covishield vaccine arrived at Dimapur Airport on January 14 as a part of first phase delivery from the Government of India.  The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, Covishield, has been developed in collaboration with Pune-b
  • Grim milestone: COVID-19 cases in Nagaland breach 12K-mark
    Dimapur, January 13 (MExN): 233 days after the first COVID-19 case was reported in Nagaland on May 25, 2020, the total COVID-19 caseload in Nagaland breached the 12,000 mark on Wednesday with 6 new cases reported from four districts in the State.  Out of the 6 new cases, 3 were reported in Dimapur and one each in Kohima, Mokokchung and Mon. The total caseload as on January 13 was 12,003. Meanwhile, State Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom also informed that 7 recoveries were reg
  • Nagaland: 9 new COVID cases and 16 recoveries
    Our Correspondent Kohima | January 11 Nagaland today recorded 9 new positive cases of COVID-19 and 16 new recoveries.  State Health Minister, Pangnyu Phom informed that the new cases include 7 from Kohima & 2 from Dimapur. They comprise of 1 from armed forces, 1 returnee, 1 frontline worker and 6 traced contacts. The new recoveries include 5 each from Kohima and Mokokchung and 3 each from Dimapur and Peren. The State now has a total caseload of 11,987 of which 11,655 ha
  • Made in India vaccines most cost effective in the world: Modi
    New Delhi, January 11 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday emphasised that India is entering into a decisive battle against Covid-19, as the country prepares for the Made in India vaccination drive from January 16. Making the closing remarks at the meeting with the Chief Ministers on Covid vaccine roll-out, the Prime Minister said that the public representatives are not in the priority list and the first round of vaccines will be given to the frontline workers. He also sai
  • 96 now have new UK mutant strain
    New Delhi, January 11 (IANS): The central government on Monday said that a total of 96 persons have been detected with the new 'more transmissible' UK coronavirus mutant strain. They are kept in physical isolation in health facilities. "The total number of persons found infected with the mutant UK strain of COVID-19 is 96," the Union Health Ministry said in a statement. According the Health Ministry, all persons have been kept in single room isolation in designa
  • Second dry run of COVID-19 inoculation conducted
    New Delhi, January 8 (PTI): The second mock drill on COVID-19 vaccination was conducted on Friday in 736 districts across 33 states and union territories with Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, who oversaw the dry run in Tamil Nadu, saying inoculating the country's entire population would soon become a reality. He said vaccines would be made available in the next few days and those at risk such as healthcare professionals would be given priority. The Directorate General of
  • Undergraduate odd semester exams will be held online: Nagaland University
    Dimapur, January 6 (MExN): The Nagaland University on January 6 notified that the undergraduate odd semester examinations will be held through online mode as per the routine notified earlier on December 10, 2020. The exams for the Three Year Degree Course BA/B.SC/B.COM/BBA/BCA 1st, 3rd and 5th Semesters are scheduled to start from January 18.  “It is hereby notified for information of all concerned that in view of the prevailing situations owing to Covid-19 Pandemic th
  • Brazil sees no limit on buying vaccines from India, eyes mid-January delivery
    BRASILIA, January 5 (Reuters): Brazil's government said on Tuesday that India is not restricting the export of coronavirus vaccines made there, which the South American country aims to buy and import within weeks. In a joint statement, the Brazilian Foreign Ministry and Health Ministry said talks between Brazil's Fiocruz biomedical center and the Serum Institute of India to ship finished doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine are well advanced, with delivery expected in mid-J
  • Nagaland: COVID-19 vaccine dry run held at 3 sites in Dimapur
    Dimapur, January 3 (MExN): Nagaland joined the rest of the country by successfully conducting a dry run for COVID-19 vaccination at 3 sites in Dimapur on January 2. The dry run for the vaccination was conducted at the District Hospital Dimapur; Community Health Centre, Medziphema; and Urban Public Health Centre, Duncan Bosti DImapur.  The State’s DIPR reported that the session sites were set up as per the guidelines given by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welf
  • No new COVID-19 case in Nagaland for 2 consecutive days in January
    Kohima, January 2 (PTI): Nagaland's COVID-19 tally remained unchanged at 11,929 as no new case was reported in the state on Saturday, a health official said. This is the second day since the outbreak when the state did not report any COVID-19 case, the first being December 27 last year, he said. Five more people have been cured of the disease, Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom said. The state's recovery count has improved to 11,533 and the recovery rate to an all-time hig
  • COVID-19: Nagaland closes 2020 with 11,927 total cases; 202 active
    Dimapur district has reported the highest number of COVID-19 cases at 6,399 followed by Kohima (3,713), Mon (603), Peren (502), Tuensang (244), Mokokchung (179), Zunheboto (142), Phek (47), Kiphire (41), Wokha (39) and Longleng (18)   Kohima, December 31 (PTI): Six more persons have tested,  positive for COVID-19 in Nagaland, pushing the tally in the state to 11,927, a Health department official said on Wednesday. The six new cases were reported from Kohima (3), Dima
  • Nagaland Year in Review: COVID-19, Naga peace talks dominate 2020
    Narayan Bahadur PTI NSCN (IM)'s demands for a separate Naga flag and Constitution amid the COVID-19 outbreak prevented conclusion of Naga peace talks in 2020. Many Nagas had hoped for a resolution of the issue, with the conclusion of separate talks between the Centre and the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah) and the Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs) comprising seven organisations, in October last year. Nagaland, with its limited resources, initiall
  • At 16K, India records lowest new cases since June-end
    New Delhi, December 29 (IANS): India on Monday logged 16,432 fresh Covid-19 infections which is 500 less than what it recorded in the past six months and 8,000 less than the number of recoveries in the past 24 hours. This comes amid Centres's statement that a total of six samples of 6 UK returnees have been found positive with the new UK variant genome -- a rising concern, just when things had started to appear to be recovering. With the latest new cases the total number of c