COVID-19

  • KMC to provide space to farmers in Kohima local ground
    Kohima, August 13 (MExN):  A joint meeting of the Angami Youth Organisation (AYO) and the Association of Kohima Municipal Ward Panchayats (AKMWP) was held on August 13 under the aegis of the Kohima Municipal Council (KMC). The meeting was held with a view to initiate ways and means to ameliorate the plight of the local farmers during this pandemic period, KMC Administrator Kovi Meyase informed. The following decisions were taken in the meeting: i)    The Kohi
  • Paris marathon cancelled as COVID-19 cases pick up in France
    PARIS, August 13 (Reuters): This year's Paris marathon has been cancelled, organisers said on Wednesday, as France battles against a resurgence of the COVID-19 virus. The marathon was originally due to take place on April 5 but had been postponed to Nov. 15 because of the pandemic. "After having tried everything to maintain the event, we, alongside the City of Paris, feel obliged to cancel the 2020 edition of the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris and the Paris Br
  • No community transmission in Nagaland: Rio, Pangnyu reiterate 
    Morung Express News  Kohima | August 13  “As history of contacts has been established in all cases, there is no community transmission” in Nagaland, reiterated Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio as well as the Health and Family Welfare Minister, S Pangnyu Phom on the floor of Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA)  on  August 13.  In his statement on COVID-19 during the one-day sixth session of 13th NLA on Thursday, Rio said that the sources of
  • COVID-19: From zero capacity to 3 BSL labs by August-end in Nagaland 
    The State now has a capacity to test over 1200 samples per day, says Pangnyu    Morung Express News Kohima | August 13  From zero capacity to test COVID-19, Nagaland had been able to set up and make functional 2 Biosafety Level (BSL) laboratories and another is expected to function by August-end, Health and Family Welfare Minister, S Pangnyu Phom informed the State’s Assembly on Thursday. The first laboratory (BSL-3) was commissioned on May 31 at Naga
  • Around Rs 139 crore spent on COVID-19 management so far: Nagaland CM
    Nearly 80% of expenditure from State’s own sources, says Rio Morung Express News Kohima | August 13 The total expenditure incurred so far on both medical and non-medical interventions during ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in Nagaland has been around Rs 139 crore, the Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio told the State Assembly on Thursday.  Out of this, the State Government from its own sources has spent about 112 crore (over 80%), Rio said, making a statement on COVID- 19 pa
  • 'To USB or not to be': DoSE Nagaland clarifies on pen drive rates
    •    To be issued to all government schools free of cost  •    Not compulsory for any individual/private school to buy  Kohima, August 12 (MExN): The Directorate of School Education (DoSE), Nagaland has issued a clarification with regard to the issue of pen drives loaded with video lessons that were telecasted through Doordarshan from May to July. While the move to distribute study materials through pen drives received a mixed re
  • Nagaland: 87 new cases detected, tally stands at 3,118
    Dimapur, August 12 (MExN): Nagaland registered 87 new COVID-19 positive cases on Wednesday, taking the state’s tally to 3,118. Out of the new cases, 48 were from Dimapur, 35 from Kohima, three from Zunheboto and one from Wokha.  Confirming the news of the detection of new positive cases on Twitter, Nagaland Health and Family Welfare Minister S Pangnyu Phom said the new cases have been detected out of 614 samples tests. The Minister informed that “necessary contact t
  • 87 fresh COVID-19 cases take Nagaland's total tally to 3118
    Morung Express News  Dimapur | August 12 A total of 87 fresh COVID-19 cases were reported from Nagaland on August 12 taking the State’s total tally to 3118. “87 new +ve cases of COVID-19 have been detected out of 614 samples tested,” Nagaland Health and Family Welfare Minister S Pangnyu Phom updated on Twitter.  The new cases include 48 from Dimapur, 35 from Kohima, 3 from Zunheboto and 1 from Wokha. “Necessary contact tracing have
  • LaLiga club Valencia confirm two Covid cases
    Valencia, August 11 (IANS): LaLiga side Valencia confirmed that two members of their squad have been diagnosed with Covid-19 following the latest round of tests carried out by the club on Monday. The development comes just a day after the players returned for pre-season training. Valencia also announced the two individuals are under self-isolation at their respective homes. "In the tests carried out on the first team this Monday, two positive cases have been detected for Cov
  • Russia becomes first country to approve a COVID-19 vaccine, says Putin
    MOSCOW, August 11 (Reuters): President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia had become the first country in the world to grant regulatory approval to a COVID-19 vaccine after less than two months of human testing, a move hailed by Moscow as evidence of its scientific prowess. The development paves the way for the mass inoculation of the Russian population, even as the final stage of clinical trials to test safety and efficacy continue.    The speed at which R
  • COVID-19: 230 new cases take Nagaland’s tally above 3000
    Morung Express News  Dimapur | August 10 COVID-19 cases on Monday surged past the 3,000 mark with 230 persons testing positive in Nagaland. The first cases in the state were reported on May 25 and it took only 74 days to reach the figure of 3011. With the confirmation of 3 cases on May 25, it took nearly 2 months (57 days) cross the 1000-mark on July 20. However, it took just took 14 days to cross 2000 cases on August 3.  The duration to cross 3000 was further ha
  • Global coronavirus cases hit 20 million: Reuters tally
    Reuters Global coronavirus cases pushed past 20 million on Monday, according to a Reuters tally, with the United States, Brazil and India accounting for more than half of all known infections. The respiratory disease has infected at least four times the average number of people struck down with severe influenza illnesses annually, according to the World Health Organization. The death toll from COVID-19, meanwhile, at more than 728,000 has outpaced the upper range of annual dea
  • Nagaland to distribute pen drives loaded with study materials among rural students
    Kohima, August 10 (PTI): The Nagaland government has decided to distribute pen drives loaded with study materials among students of classes 5 to 12 residing in rural areas where poor network connectivity hampers their online education, a senior official said on Monday. Two phases of online education have been completed since the closure of the schools due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The pen drives will contain the syllabi covered in the online classes held since May 1, Principal Direc
  • IPL to be staged in UAE after BCCI gets government clearance
    (Reuters): This year's Indian Premier League (IPL) will take place between Sept. 19 and Nov. 10 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after the Indian cricket board (BCCI) received government clearance, the Twenty20 league's chairman Brijesh Patel confirmed on Monday. The league was originally scheduled to begin in late March but had to be put off because of the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving the BCCI staring at a potential $534 million loss in revenue. But Patel confirmed t
  • Atletico resume training as rest of squad test negative for COVID-19 after two positives
    MADRID, August 10 (Reuters): Atletico Madrid's fears of further disruption to their trip to the Champions League 'Final Eight' tournament in Lisbon have been eased after the rest of the squad tested negative for COVID-19, following two positives the previous day. The club's morning training session was postponed due to the positive cases and their plans to travel to Lison were put on hold, but the club said in a statement they would have one final session before
  • I was worried at the beginning: Halep on COVID-19
    Prague, August 10 (IANS): Current World No.2 Simona Halep has admitted that tennis had taken a backseat for her in the initial days when the world was dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Halep was out of action due to an injury even before the pandemic disrupted the tennis calendar. Halep is now making her comeback to tennis at the Prague Open. "It was a shock for me to see that everything was shut down," Halep told WTA. "I'm used to traveling so much and suddenly
  • COVID-19: 230 new cases take Nagaland’s tally above 3000
    Morung Express News  Dimapur | August 10 The COVID-19 cases in Nagaland crossed the 3000-mark with the confirmation of 231 new infections from the virus on August 10, official updates informed.   “Out of 828 samples tested, 230 new +ve cases have been detected,” Nagaland Health and Family Welfare Minister, S Pangnyu Phom updated on Twitter Monday afternoon.  The new cases included 104 from Dimapur, 104 from Kohima, 18 from Mon and 4 from P
  • Frontline worker dies in Mon; not COVID-19 death, says DC
    Morung Express News Dimapur | August 10 A frontline worker who was in institutional quarantine in Wangkhao Government College, Mon reportedly died in his sleep on August 9. Confirming the news of the death of the frontline worker, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Mon told The Morung Express that it was not a COVID-19 death. The deceased had earlier tested positive for COVID -19 but he had recovered. He had tested negative on July 31 and August 9, the DC informed. “Since he w
  • Russia plans to register 1st Covid vaccine this week
    Moscow, August 10 (IANS):  Russia is reportedly going ahead with its plan to register the world's first Covid-19 vaccine this week before it starts mass vaccination in October, despite safety concerns raised from several quarters, including the WHO. Russia's Deputy Health Minister Oleg Gridnev recently revealed plans to register a Covid-19 vaccine on August 12, Sputnik news agency reported. Russia is the fourth worst-hit nation after the US, Brazil and India. The vac
  • India records 62,064 new corona cases, record over 1,000 deaths
    New Delhi, August 10 (IANS): India, the third country worst hit by COVID-19 pandemic, recorded a spike of 62,064 coronavirus cases on Monday, pushing the total tally to 2,215,074. The country tested a record over 1,000 deaths in a single day. The number of recoveries mounted to over 15 lakh, more than twice the active cases. Out of the total cases, 6,34,945 are active cases, 1,535,743 have recovered from the disease while 44,386 people have lost their lives in the fight against