COVID-19

  • NSF requests private educational institutions to waive fees for ‘deserving’ students
    Kohima, October 22 (MExN): The Naga Students’ Federation has reiterated its appeal to proprietors and managements of all private educational institutions to consider the difficulties being faced by the parents of students by “extending selective waiver of fees to those truly deserving of the same.” In a press release on Thursday, it appealed proprietors and managements of private educational institutions to work out modalities where ‘non-essential components&
  • One more succumbs to COVID-19 in Meghalaya
    Newmai News Network Shillong | October 22 The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed the life of a 37-year-old woman on Wednesday, pushing the death toll in Meghalaya to 78. A resident of Nartiang in West Jaintia Hills, Fullmai Dhar passed away at Jowai Maternity and Child Health Hospital at 12.20 pm, said the Director of Health and Services (MI), Dr. Aman War. “The cause of death was due to cardiopulmonary arrest, type-I respiratory failure and COVID-19,” he said. The sta
  • Manipur CM convenes emergency meeting on COVID-19
    Newmai News Network Imphal | October  22 Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Thursday reviewed the “alarming” COVID-19 situation in the state in the wake of rapid increase in the number of infections and death toll. Apart from ministers and MLAs, the emergency meeting was attended by officials of the departments of state government, representatives of civil society organisations and voluntary organisations working in the frontline to combat the spread of the
  • What you need to know about the coronavirus right now
    Reuters Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus right now: South Korean deaths after flu shots prompt vaccine worries Officials refused to suspend South Korea's seasonal flu inoculation programme on Thursday, despite growing calls to do so following the deaths of at least 13 people who were vaccinated in recent days. Health authorities said they have found no direct links between the deaths, which include a 17-year old, and the vaccines being given under
  • COVID-19: India breaches 77L cases as daily spike declines
    New Delhi, October 22 (IANS): With a fresh spike of 55,839 coronavirus infections and 702 deaths in 24 hours, India's tally on Thursday stood at 77,06,946. In a respite, India has been registering less than 60,000 fresh cases per day over the last four days. Out of the total Covid cases, 7,15,812 are currently active, 68,74,518 have been discharged, while 1,16,616 lost the battle against the pandemic. While the recovery rate stands at 88.81 per cent, the fatality rate is 1.51
  • 1.35 lakh police infected with COVID-19 in India: Nagaland DGP
    Our Correspondent  Kohima | October 21 Nagaland’s Director General of Police (DGP) T John Longkumer today stated that at least 802 policemen succumbed to the invisible enemy, the COVID virus, while fighting on the frontlines regulating crowds and enforcing lockdowns. He stated this during the Police Commemoration Day ceremonial parade held at New Police Reserve, Phesama near Kohima on October 21. As per Bureau of Police Research and Development sources, over 1, 35,
  • India now has over 76.5L COVID-19 cases
    New Delhi, October 21 (IANS): With a fresh spike of 54,044 coronavirus infections and 717 deaths in 24 hours, India's tally on Wednesday stood at 76,51,107. Out of these, 7,40,090 are currently active, 67,95,103 have been discharged, while 1,15,914 lost the battle against the pandemic. The country saw 7,254 more than Tuesday's fresh infections, after witnessing slight decline in new cases. While the recovery rate stands at 88.81 per cent, the fatality rate is 1.51 per
  • Nagaland COVID-19 tally crosses 8K mark
    Morung Express News Dimapur | October 20 Barely a week after crossing the 7K mark on October 11, the tally of COVID-19 infections in Nagaland crossed the 8000 mark on Tuesday. 67 new COVID-19 cases were registered on October 20, taking the State’s tally to 8020. Dimapur had 38 new cases while Kohima had 13, Tuensang had 11 and Mon registered 5 cases respectively, according to State Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom. Meanwhile, 60 recoveries were reported on Tuesday with
  • DC Mon notifies on rates for commercial vehicles
    Mon, October 20 (MExN): Deputy Commissioner Mon, Thavaseelan K has modified the earlier rates fixed on September 15 regarding the Inter-District  movement of commercial passenger vehicles as below: •    Mon-Kohima: Kohima to Mon Bus: 21 maximum passengers out of 34 seats - fare Rs.1050. •    Kohima-Mon: Kohima-Mon Bus: (Sleeper) 8 passenger out of 15 seats - fare Rs.1250. •    Mon to Dimapur: Dimapur to Mon  Bus
  • DC Peren issues regulations for office bus
    Peren, October 20 (MExN): DC Peren, Sentiwapang Aier has notified that in view of the need to take effective and preventive measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and in compliance with the lockdown measures, the under mentioned regulations are to be strictly followed by all passengers boarding the office bus NL-11 1133: •    All passengers shall compulsorily wear face mask at all time inside the bus. •    Proper distance to be maintai
  • Modi says government committed to provide COVID-19 vaccine to all citizens
    MUMBAI, October 20 (Reuters): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the government was working rapidly to ensure the supply of COVID-19 vaccines to all citizens once they are available. In his address to the nation, Modi urged Indians to continue wearing masks and uphold social distancing rules to prevent further spread of the pandemic ahead of India's festive season. "Whenever the corona vaccine comes, how it reaches to every Indian as soon as possible, the
  • COVID-19 caseload in Nagaland breaches 8000-mark
    Morung Express News Dimapur | October 20 Barely 9 days after crossing the 7000 mark on October 11, COVID-19 caseload in Nagaland breached 8000 mark on Tuesday. 67 new COVID-19 cases were registered on October 20, taking the State’s tally to 8020. Dimapur had 38 new cases while Kohima had 13, Tuensang had 11 and Mon registered 5 cases respectively, according to State Health and Family welfare Minister, S Pangnyu Phom. Meanwhile, 60 recoveries were reported on Tue
  • PM Modi to address nation at 6 p.m. on Tuesday
    New Delhi, October 20 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said he will be sharing a message with the country at 6 p.m. on Tuesday where he is expected to make an important announcement. There is a possibility that he might inform the people about the ongoing war against the corona pandemic. Modi tweeted, "I will address the nation with a message at 6 pm today. I will share a message with my countrymen and urge the people to join me." The PM might speak to the people o
  • Nagaland COVID-tally inches towards 8,000
    Dimapur, October 19 (MExN): Amid apprehensions that the COVID-19 transmission trend is shifting from local to community, Nagaland recorded another 137 new cases on Monday, taking the state’s tally closer to the 8000 threshold.   Of the new cases, Dimapur recorded 114 cases, Kohima 19, Mon two, while Tuensang and Kiphire recorded one case each.  The daily bulletin issued by the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) of the State Health and Family Welfare
  • China's economic recovery quickens as consumption returns
    BEIJING, October 19 (Reuters): China's economic recovery accelerated in the third quarter as consumers shook off their coronavirus caution, although the weaker-than-expected headline growth suggested persistent risks for one of the few drivers of global demand. Gross domestic product (GDP) grew 4.9% in July-September from a year earlier, official data showed on Monday, slower than the 5.2% forecast by analysts in a Reuters poll but faster than the the second quarter's 3
  • What you need to know about the coronavirus right now
    Reuters Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus right now: 40 million cases worldwide Worldwide coronavirus cases crossed 40 million on Monday, according to a Reuters tally based on official reporting by individual countries. Experts believe the true numbers of both cases and deaths are likely much higher, given deficiencies in testing and potential under-reporting by some countries. The Reuters data shows the pace of the pandemic continues to pick up. It too
  • COVID-19: Daily spike remains low, India's tally crosses 75-lakh mark
    New Delhi, October 19 (IANS): With a spike of 55,722 coronavirus cases and 579 deaths in 24 hours, India's tally on Monday crossed the 75-lakh mark with a total of 75,50,273 cases. Out of these, 7,72,055 are currently active; 66,63,608 have been discharged, while 1,14,610 lost the battle against the pandemic. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India's active cases have fallen below eight lakh after six weeks and continue to slide further down. The
  • Global coronavirus cases surpass the 40 million milestone
    Reuters Worldwide coronavirus cases crossed 40 million on Monday, according to a Reuters tally, as the onset of winter in the northern hemisphere fuelled a resurgence in the spread of the disease. The Reuters tally is based on official reporting by individual countries. Experts believe the true numbers of both cases and deaths are likely much higher, given deficiencies in testing and potential under-reporting by some countries. The Reuters data shows the pace of the pandemic c
  • Worrying indicators 
    ‘Super-Spreader Events and Super-Spreaders’ was the somewhat curious main topic of the Issue Number 15 of the ‘COVID-19 Weekly Bulletin’ issued by the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP), Department of Health and Family Welfare, Nagaland on October 17.  A thorough perusal of the IDSP’s analysis of the case status till October 16, however, showed that its preoccupation with the issue was not mere conjectures. As a public health watchdog
  • DCCI cautions businesses against flouting COVID-19 SOPs
    Dimapur, October 18 (MExN): Following the recent ‘surprise checking’ conducted by the Dimapur Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) and law enforcing agencies in Dimapur, the DCCI on Sunday censured the business community for its ‘lackadaisical attitude’ in enforcing COVID-19 safety guidelines. Stating that the Department of Health and Family Welfare has painted a gloomy picture of COVID-19 situation in Nagaland as positive cases have been increasing daily,