COVID-19

  • Nagaland: SOP for home isolation of COVID-19 cases
    Kohima, September 4 (MExN): The Department of Health & Family Welfare, Government of Nagaland, through the DIPR, has released the salient features of SOP for home isolation of COVID-19 cases.  • Only eligible for persons who do not have symptoms or having very mild symptoms after the medical officer certifies. • Not eligible for patients who are HIV+, transplant recipients, on cancer therapy etc, while elderly patients and people with hypertension, diabetes, hear
  • Focus in controllable factors: Experts on Stress Management during pandemic
    PIB Guwahati organises webinar on “Stress Management of Patients of Non-Communicable Disease and Taking Care of Heart Patients during Corona Pandemic’ Morung Express News Dimapur | September 4  COVID-19 pandemic and associated lockdown measures may increase anxiety and stress among many sections of the population but focusing on things one can control instead of panicking are keys to manage these health concerns. Two experts on non-communicable and cardiovasc
  • Nagaland’s COVID-19 tally rises to 4,017
    Dimapur, September 2 (MExN): Nagaland registered 14 new COVID-19 positive cases on Wednesday, taking the state’s overall tally to 4,017. The new cases included three frontline workers, five armed forces personnel, four returnees and two traced contacts. As per data from the State Nodal Officer for Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) of the Health and Welfare Department, two of the frontline workers were from Kohima while the other was from Tuensang. Among the a
  • Regulations for markets in Dimapur district
    Dimapur, September 2 (MExN): The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Dimapur on Wednesday issued the following regulations for markets in Dimapur:  •    All shops dealing in essential and non-essential commodities in Dimapur district will be open from Monday to Saturday, as per normal business hours.  •    Shopping malls, restaurants, hotels, hospitality units, barber shops, salons, beauty parlours, gymnasiums and yoga institutes are allowed
  • Spain's Traore awaits confirmation of positive COVID-19 test
    (Reuters): Spain could be without Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Adama Traore for their Nations League matches against Germany and Ukraine after he tested positive for COVID-19, the Spanish soccer federation said on Tuesday. All members of Luis Enrique's squad were tested on arrival at the Las Rozas camp. Traore was due to undergo another test later on Tuesday to ensure that his result was not a false positive. Unless that is the case the 24-year-old Traore will be pr
  • Nagaland’s COVID tally breaches 4000-mark, drastic decline in positivity rates
    Morung Express News  Dimapur | September 1 The COVID-19 cases in Nagaland crossed the 4000-mark, with the confirmation of 53 new infections from the virus on Tuesday, official updates informed. The total tally of infections in the state now stands at 4,003, on the 100th day after the State reported its first positive cases on May 25.  According to Twitter updates from Nagaland Minister for Health and Family Welfare (H&FW) S Pangnyu Phom, the state also reported
  • Bridges connecting Dimapur with Karbi Anglong opened
    Morung Express News Dimapur | September 1 Four bridges in Dimapur, over the ‘Balu’ stream, which were closed down on account of the COVID-19 threat, were opened on September 1. The stream partly serves as the Assam-Nagaland border along the eastern and western parts of Dimapur district bordering Karbi Anglong. Small bridges along its course serve as important alternative routes for people to commute between Dimapur and neighbouring villages and settlements across the bo
  • Opportunity in crisis-I: Youths taking steps towards self-sufficiency
    Kanili Kiho Chisholimi | September 1  When the nationwide lockdowns to curb the global pandemic were enforced earlier this year, many of the students found themselves with more time on their hands than usual. Many of them got creative, taking advantage of their free time and picking up new hobbies and habits that have enabled them to create economic opportunities.  For this two part series, The Morung Express spoke to several youths in Nagaland's  Zunh
  • DC Tuensang lifts closure of business establishments, offices
    Tuensang, September 1 (MExN): In view of the prevailing COVID-19 situation, all establishments within the main bazaar, Tuensang Town and surrounding areas was closed for a period of seven days vide the order dated August 24 to contain the spread of COVID-19 infection and the area was kept under strict and active medical surveillance. On completion of seven days period and all contact tracing, Deputy Commissioner & Chairman District Task Force COVID-19, Tuensang, Kumar Ramnikant,
  • COVID-19: Active cases fall below 900-mark in Nagaland
    Dimapur, August 31 (MExN):  Nagaland’s total number of active COVID-19 cases remained below the 900-mark, with 28 new cases and 41 new recoveries reported on Monday. According to official updates, 14 of the new active cases were from Dimapur, 10 from Kiphire and four from Kohima. Among the new cases, 19 were from the armed forces out of which 12 were from Dimapur and seven from Kiphire. Five of the new cases were returnees—three from Kiphire and two from Dimapur.
  • No room for complacency 
    Imlisanen Jamir It’s the kind of good news we could get used to. Nagaland’s COVID-19 positivity trend over the past two weeks has been quiet re-assuring, especially following the large number of cases which had been reported previously.  But getting used to it might be the worst thing we could do. Complacency in the face of this pandemic; letting down our guard with the belief that it will soon be all over, could open the door to a resurgence. There was panic
  • Nagaland to allow inter and intra state movement from September 1
    Schools to remain closed till Sept 30 Our Correspondent Kohima | August 31 The High-Powered Committee (HPC) on COVID-19 Nagaland today decided to lift the restrictions on inter and intra state movement of all types in the state with effect from September 1. The decision in this respect was taken in today’s meeting of the HPC at the Chief Minister’s Chamber here, said Nagaland’s Planning & Coordination, Land Revenue and Parliamentary Affairs minister
  • Shah fully recovers, fit to resume routine works: AIIMS
    New Delhi, August 31 (IANS): Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who was admitted in All India Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital in New Delhi for post-Covid care two weeks ago, was discharged on Monday morning. "Amit Shah, Hon'ble Home Minister was admitted at AIIMS, New Delhi for post-Covid Care. He was discharged today at 7 a.m. He has fully recovered and is fit to resume the routine activities," said AIIMS media and protocol division Chairperson Aarti Vij. On Saturday
  • India can be 'global superpower' in fighting climate change: Guterres 
    New Delhi/New York, August 28 (IANS): UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday asked India to end its reliance on polluting, financially volatile and costly fossil fuels and invest in clean, economically resilient solar power. Addressing TERI's Darbari Seth Memorial Lecture virtually from New York due to Covid-19 restrictions, the UN chief asked all G20 countries, including India, to invest in a clean, green transition. "Today, as we endure the twin crises of Covi
  • 6 new cases, 124 recoveries on August 27
    Morung Express News Dimapur | August 27 Nagaland state registered 6 COVID-19 positive cases on August 27, with 4 cases in Dimapur and 2 in Tuensang. Meanwhile, 124 more recoveries were reported on Thursday, taking the State’s cumulative tally of recoveries to 2735 while total cases was 3784 and active cases 1031. The State has also registered 8 deaths related to COVID-19 till date, while 1 death was categorized as ‘other deaths’. It may be mentioned that the daily
  • Pangnyu to inaugurate BSL-2 lab in Tuensang today
    Morung Express News Tuensang | August 27 The Integrated Molecular Diagnostic and Research Laboratory (BSL-2) at the District Hospital, Tuensang will be inaugurated by Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Government of Nagaland, S Pangnyu Phom, as the special guest at 09:00 am on August 28. The inaugural function will be chaired by Dr I Moatemjen, Chief Medical Officer, Tuensang; dedicatory prayer by Rev Achu Chang, Executive Secretary, CBLT; welcome note by Dr Zathung Medica
  • Nagaland: 26 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday
    Dimapur, August 26 (MExN): COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Nagaland as 26 more persons tested positive for on Wednesday. The state’s tally of infections now stands at 3,778. According to Nagaland Health and Family Welfare Minister S Pangnyu Phom who announced the news on the micro-blogging site Twitter, Wednesday’s new cases were reported from among 627 samples that were tested.  Out of the 26, Kohima reported 20 cases; four were from Dimapur while Mokokchu
  • Counter FIR filed in doctor assault case
    Claims doctor verbally abused and got aggressive with police  Morung Express News Dimapur | August 25 The police have registered a counter FIR in connection to the alleged August 21 assault on a medical doctor in Dimapur. According to sources, it was registered based on a complaint lodged by the NAP (IR) personnel, who were accused of assaulting Dr Atoka Wotsa, Pathologist incharge of the COVID-19 sample collection centre (TrueNat) Laboratory, 7th Mile, Chümoukedima
  • India records 61K new corona cases, tally crosses 31L
    New Delhi, August 24 (IANS): With 61,407 fresh Coronavirus infections in 24 hours, India's tally mounted to 31,06,348 on Monday, while the death toll climbed to 57,542 with 836 more fatalities, said the Health Ministry. Recoveries have crossed the 23-lakh mark and surged to 23,38,035 with 57,469 more people recuperating in the past 24 hours, taking the recovery rate to 74.90 per cent. The actual caseload of the country is the active cases, which currently stands at 7,10,771.
  • Coronavirus survivors in Nagaland recount road to recovery-II
    Atono Tsükrü Kense  Kohima | August 23 While Nagaland reels under the daily detection of COVID-19 cases, there has also been a surge in the recovery cases. As on August 23, the recovery rate in the State was 62.2%, giving hope that the virus can be contained and with proper precautions, even cured. In the first part of the series, The Morung Express spoke to some individuals who have successfully outlived Coronavirus infection. They included Advisor for Horticu