COVID-19

  • Record 310 new COVID-19 cases in Nagaland
    Dimapur, September 11 (MExN): Nagaland recorded the highest single-day spike in the number of COVID-19 cases with 310 new cases on Friday.   As per updates from the state Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme, 164 of the new cases were detected from armed forces personnel, 66 from returnees/travelers and 80 from traced contacts. With the new cases, the state’s total tally of infections is now at 4,946 with 3,791 recoveries. The state now has 1,134 active cases o
  • Maharashtra exceeds 1 million coronavirus cases, rivalling Russia, stifling recovery
    MUMBAI, September 11 (Reuters): India's biggest and richest state, Maharashtra, recorded its millionth coronavirus infection on Friday, putting it on par with Russia in the pandemic and stifling India's attempts to turn around an economic plummet. Cases in the western state, home to financial capital Mumbai, passed 1 million as infections have been rising some 20,000 a day recently. If it were a country, the state would now rival Russia for the fourth-highest caseload g
  • Nagaland: 173 returning NP personnel test COVID positive
    Morung Express News Dimapur | September 10  After almost a month of reporting relatively low daily COVID-19 cases, Nagaland has witnessed a sharp surge in cases on September 9 and 10. On September 9, Nagaland reported 130 cases, the first since August 14 when the state last registered 3-digit figures (156 cases) in a day. It was followed up with 261 cases today. Accounting for over 40 percent of the total cases, the initial surge in cases was largely attributed to the armed
  • NHAK prepares to resume normal services
    Kohima, September 10 (MExN): The Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK) on Thursday informed that it is making ’earnest’ preparations to resume normal services at the hospital. In a press statement Dr Thorhusie Katiry, Managing Director NHAK informed that the authority is putting up additional barriers as well as developing plans so that there will be seamless transition on rolling back the various public healthcare services. Dr Katiry added that the segregation of non
  • Latest on the worldwide spread of coronavirus
    Reuters  The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) urged countries to scale up clinical trials to address COVID-19, while United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres called for $35 billion more for WHO's programme to back vaccines, treatments and diagnostics. DEATHS AND INFECTIONS * For an interactive graphic tracking the global spread, open https://tmsnrt.rs/3aIRuz7 in an external browser. * For a U.S.-focused tracker with state-by-state and count
  • Serum Institute pauses Covid vax trials in India
    MUMBAI, September10 (Reuters):  Serum Institute of India has put on hold trials of AstraZeneca's potential COVID-19 vaccine in the country until the British drugmaker restarts them, the company said on Thursday. "We are reviewing the situation and pausing India trials," Serum, the world's biggest vaccine manufacturer by volume, said in a brief statement. AstraZeneca said on Tuesday it had paused trials of its experimental coronavirus vaccine following an un
  • COVID-19: After a ‘lull,’ Nagaland records second-highest daily spike 
    Morung Express News Dimapur | September 10  After a relative decline in number of daily cases since the second-half of August, Nagaland is witnessing a new spike in COVID-19 infections in the last two days.  On September 10, the State recorded the second-highest single-day spike of 261 cases taking the total COVID-19 tally to 4636.  “261 new +ve cases of COVID-19 have been detected out of 741 samples tested,” State's Health and Family
  • Centre issues new guidelines for exams in times of Covid-19
    New Delhi, September 10 (IANS) : The Health Ministry on Thursday issued fresh standard operating procedures to conduct examinations amidst the coronavirus pandemic, which involves following precautionary measures. "Examination centres are frequented by a large number of students, as well as their parents, and staff till the entire duration of the exam and therefore, it's vital to plan and conduct these examinations, while following specific preventive measures," said t
  • Nagaland: Government issues Revised SOPs for returnees and travellers
    Kohima, September 9 (MExN): The Nagaland Government on Wednesday issued a revised set of standard operating procedures (SOPs) for returnees and travellers entering Nagaland, in supersession of all other SOPs issued earlier. The decision to revise the SOP was announced following a meeting of the High Powered Committee on September 7. According to the new guidelines, the designated points of entry for any returnee/traveler, subject to normal Inner Line Permit (ILP) restrictions whe
  • Now two COVID-19 free districts in Nagaland
    Morung Express News Dimapur | September 8 Nagaland’s dip in the number of new COVID-19 cases continued on Tuesday with 25 new cases during the last 24 hours. Another encouraging development is that the state now has two districts that are COVID-19 free.  The number of patients that recovered was higher than new infections with 52 new recoveries during the last 24 hours, taking the total tally of recoveries to 3,728, with 87.8% recovery rate. Of the total new cases
  • Dimapur: SOPs for passenger & transport vehicles
    Dimapur, September 8 (MExN): The Regional Transport Authority (RTA), Dimapur today issued a set of guidelines for commercial passenger vehicles/taxis/auto rickshaws and trucks/goods transport vehicles to follow.  As per the order issued on September 8 by RTA Chairman and Deputy Commissioner Rajesh Soundararajan, three-seater auto rickshaws will now ply with one passenger in compliance with the new SOPs, on hire basis on all routes with the existing hire rate. In the case of
  • DC Mon announces revised passenger fare for bus, sumo services
    Mon, September 8 (MExN): In pursuance of the Government of Nagaland order dated August 31, Deputy Commissioner Mon, Thavaseelan K has informed that the revised of passengers fare in Mon district as well as the safety protocols are notified with immediate effect. Bus services from Mon to the following destinations:  •    Kohima Bus 21 numbers of passengers (out of 34 seats) fare - Rs.1100 •    Dimapur Bus 21 passengers out of 34 sea
  • Nagaland Govt issues revised SOP for people entering state
    Our Correspondent Kohima | September 7 The Nagaland Government on September 7 has issued a revised Standard Operation Procedures (SOP) for persons entering the State. State’s Planning & Coordination, Land Revenue and Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Neiba Kronu said that the High Powered Committee (HPC) on COVID-19 in its meeting on Moday has decided to bring new SOP for returnees or persons entering the State. The meeting chaired by Chief Minister Neiphi
  • RTA Kohima fixes public transport fares; Rs 20 for bus ride, Rs 25 for taxi 
    Kohima, September 7 (MExN): The Regional Transport Authority (RTA) Kohima has fixed the fares of city buses and taxis following the resumption of public transport services with standard operating procedures (SOPs). In view of the current pandemic, bus fare per passenger is fixed at Rs 20 till September 30, informed a press release from RTA Kohima.  However, the fare would be reviewed with further relaxations in the SOP. For shared taxis, only three passengers will be al
  • Man City's Mahrez, Laporte test positive for COVID-19
    Reuters Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez and defender Aymeric Laporte have tested positive for COVID-19, the Premier League club announced on Monday. City said in a statement that both players did not display any symptoms and are currently self-isolating in line with protocols established by the Premier League and the British government. "Everyone at the Club wishes Riyad and Aymeric a speedy recovery ahead of their return to training and the new season," City sai
  • Big B on what disturbs him the most about Covid-19
    Mumbai, September 7 (IANS): Amitabh Bachchan has blogged to share what disturbs him most about the Covid-19 pandemic even as fear of the virus lingers on. He expressed his views in his new blog post, while talking about how he used to spend "Sundays filled with the joy of the evenings of well wishers", which have turned into "Sundays of expectation and wonder.. of explanation of the address in the previous post.. of not going anywhere". "Of merely playing
  • Arjun Kapoor tests Covid-19 positive
    Actor Arjun Kapoor on Sunday revealed he has tested positive for Covid-19, and is currently under home quarantine. "It is my duty to inform all of you that I have tested positive for coronavirus. I am feeling ok and I am asymptomatic. I have isolated myself at home under the advice of doctors and authorities and will be under home quarantine," Arjun wrote on Instagram. He thanked everyone in advance for wishes and support. "I thank you all in advance for your su
  • Nagaland: Peren District Task Force continues fight against COVID-19
    Peren, September 5 (MExN): Peren District Task Force on COVID-19 meeting was held at Deputy Commissioner's chamber, New Peren on September 3 under the chairmanship of DC Peren, Sentiwapang Aier (NCS) who is also the chairman of DTF. After a lengthy deliberation the house resolved on the following: • SOP issued on August 31 concerning with the Unlock-4 was reviewed in detail and decided to issue order for strict implementation of the consolidated guidelines throughout the
  • Tokyo 2020 confirms fourth Covid-19 infection
    Tokyo, September 5 (IANS): An employee with the Tokyo 2020 organising committee has tested positive for Covid-19, it was announced on Saturday. A Tokyo 2020 statement said that the man in his 30s, employed at a Tokyo 2020 office in Harumi in Tokyo's Chuo ward, became the fourth recorded Covid-19 case in the organisation, reports Xinhua news agency. The employee has not been to his office since his last day working on site on July 6. Most of the Tokyo 2020 employees have been
  • Commuters hit as auto fares shoot up in Dimapur
    Morung Express News Dimapur | September 4 The lifting of restriction on the movement of passenger vehicles came as a relief for both the public as well as the auto drivers in Dimapur. As per the Consolidated Guidelines for Unlock 4 issued by the Nagaland Government on August 31, auto rickshaws were allowed to ply with certain restrictions on number of passengers for ensuring social distancing. While the guidelines also mentioned that the fares to be charged by all categories