COVID-19

  • COVID-19: Median age of confirmed cases 31 yrs in Nagaland
    Morung Express News Dimapur | August 23 The median or average age of COVID-19 confirmed cases in Nagaland is 31 years, according to official data of the health department.   However, the cases range from 5 months to 93 years, as per the  ‘COVID-19: Weekly Bulletin’ issued by Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme, Department of Health and Family Welfare, Nagaland on August 22. The Weekly Bulletin reflected the status as of August 21.  Accordin
  • Cops accused of assaulting doctor in Dimapur
    Chümoukedima TrueNat lab staff goes off work in protest Morung Express News Dimapur | August 22 The police have once again been accused of high-handed action. A COVID-19 frontline doctor was allegedly assaulted by NAP (IR) personnel in Dimapur on August 21. As a result, medical personnel at the sample collection (TrueNat Lab) centre at 7th Mile, Chümoukedima went into protest mode, abstaining from work on August 22.  As per the allegation against the police,
  • COVID-19 recovery rate increases to 59.5% in Nagaland
    16 new cases, 92 recoveries on Aug 22 Morung Express News Dimapur | August 22 The COVID-19 recovery rate in Nagaland has improved considerably in with the State reporting more recoveries throughout the week. As compared to last week’s 36% as per the Nagaland COVID-19 weekly bulletin, the State’s recovery rate has increased to 59.5% as on August 22. Continuing the trend of daily recoveries exceeding positive cases, Nagaland reported 92 recoveries against 16 new
  • Coronavirus survivors in Nagaland recount road to recovery
    Atono Tsükrü Kense  Kohima | August 22 The total tally of COVID-19 positive cases and deaths worldwide, in terms of millions is a daunting figure, if one has to go with the numbers. Ever since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 reported on March 25, there has been a steady spike of cases in Nagaland. As of August 22, State has 3635 confirmed cases with 1453 active cases, 2166 recoveries and 7 deaths. Though the numbers in thousands may seem intimidating, it m
  • Various organisations condemn alleged assault on doctor
    Dimapur, August 22 (MExN): Various organizations have voiced out condemnation on the alleged assault of Dr Atoka Wotsa, a pathologist and in-charge of the Chümoukedima TrueNat Lab, on August 21 night. NIDA:  The Nagaland In- Service Doctors Association (NIDA), Dimapur unit condemned the incident and issued a ‘charter of demands’ for urgent perusal and necessary action.  It demanded that authorities immediately suspend all personnel involved in the alleg
  • Nishikori's U.S. Open hopes fade with second COVID-19 positive
    Reuters Kei Nishikori's hopes of playing at the U.S. Open have faded further after the Japanese former world number four revealed he had tested positive for COVID-19 for a second time. The 30-year-old, a finalist at Flushing Meadows in 2014, withdrew from the Western & Southern Open hardcourt warm-up after his first positive test last week. "Just a little update, I just took another COVID test and am still positive. I have very minimal symptoms and am staying in f
  • Case-detection reduces but has it peaked yet?
    Morung Express News Dimapur | August 21 Today included, Nagaland’s COVID-19 graph has been quite comforting the past week. From a single-day high of 276 positive cases (out of 735 samples) on August 4, a significant reduction in case detection has been observed since then. The second single-day high of 230 cases was recorded on August 10, after which the state has witnessed largely double digit cases, except on August 14— a day that saw 154 cases.  It looks reas
  • Nagaland: Local businesses and the fight for survival during pandemic
    August 21 is World Entrepreneurs Day Morung Express News Kohima | August 20 Each year August 21 is commemorated as World Entrepreneurs Day, to celebrate people who start and grow their own businesses in a variety of sectors and also “to create awareness for entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership around the world.” This year, The Morung Express spoke to some entrepreneurs whose local businesses in Nagaland have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 26-yea
  • Nagaland: Lockdown spurs productivity in Kohima’s Children Home
    Chizokho Vero Kohima | August 19 For 18 children at Bright Morning Star Children Home (BMSCH) Kohima, the COVID-19 lockdown is more of a challenge to be productive and explore their creativity, as they engage in art and craft activities apart from attending online classes during the pandemic. Located at Perizie colony, BMSCH is one of the initiatives of IDEAL (IW) Charitable Society. Talking to The Morung Express, BMSCH superintendent Aleno Angami shared the challenges and va
  • Nagaland: 38 new COVID-19 cases; Kiphire registers first case
    Dimapur, August 19 (MExN): Kiphire, which had been the only COVID-19 free district in the state, registered its first confirmed case on Wednesday. 37 other new cases were also reported from the state on August 19. Out of the 38 new cases that were detected, 29 are from Dimapur, seven are from Kohima and one each from Kiphire and Wokha. Earlier on Tuesday, it was reported that the sample of a returnee at a quarantine centre in Kiphire tested positive via preliminary TrueNat testing.
  • 111 new cases take Manipur COVID-19 tally to 4876
    Newmai News Network  Imphal | August 19 Manipur’s COVID-19 tally rose to 4,765 cases with the detection of 111 more fresh cases in the last 24 hours, official sources said on Wednesday. Among the 111 new cases, 56 are personnel of the Central security forces while of the rest 55 are locals. Among them, 48 cases have no recent travel history, a report from COVID-19 Common Control Room said. Out of the total 4,765 cases recorded in the state till date, are active case
  • Non-COVID ignored
    Imkong Walling Stories about health workers barred from returning home abound (courtesy: extra-constitutional diktats). There are also stories of the ailing dying, unable to get timely admission in hospitals for want of COVID-19 report card.  In addition, non-COVID conditions not getting the attention it deserve is another emerging disturbing trend. Hospitals recording reduced patient footfalls, since the COVID-19 alarm was sounded, have become an accepted, or rather, an
  • Highest single-day spike of 133 COVID-19 cases push
    Itanagar, August 19 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh reported its highest-single day spike in COVID-19 cases as 133 people, including 29 security personnel, tested positive for the infection on Wednesday, a health official said. The fresh infections have pushed the state''s caseload to 2,875, he said. The northeastern state had reported its previous highest-single day spike of 107 COVID-19 cases on August 1. Of the 133 fresh cases, 65 were reported in Upper Subansiri district,
  • Flushing public toilets can spread Covid-19: Study
    Beijing, August 19 (IANS): Chinese researchers have recently reported that flushing public restroom toilets or urinals can spew clouds of particles carrying viruses, including Covid-19. The study, published in the journal 'Physics of Fluids', found that Covid-19 particles from a flushing urinal can rise to two feet in the air in less than six seconds "potentially infecting the unsuspecting urinal user". The researchers' work shows public restrooms can be dan
  • Nagaland: Doctor on COVID-19 duty tests positive
    Morung Express News Dimapur | August 18  Stretched to the limit, is how one would describe the Nagaland state government’s medical workforce, currently. Burnout as a result of working day in and day out, with hardly any break since March, has been one of many major concerns. Over and above, a doctor or nurse contracting COVID-19 in the line of work is the last thing the State Government would want in such a situation.  Initially, it was non-medical support sta
  • Recoveries continue to surpass COVID-19 positive cases in Nagaland
    Dimapur, August 18 (MExN): A total of 65 COVID-19 positive cases were reported in Nagaland on August 18, taking the state’s tally to 3520. Out of the 65 cases, 37 were Armed Forces, 11 Frontline Workers, 9 traced contacts and 8 returnees.  The number of recoveries were however higher on Tuesday as 134 recoveries was registered. According to an update from State Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom, the recovered patients were from Dimapur (79), Kohima (36) and Zunheboto (
  • Kiphire awaits confirmatory test result of first suspected COVID-19 case
    Morung Express News Kiphire | August 18 One returnee, suspected to be COVID-19 positive after testing from Trunat Machine, has been kept in isolation ward at COVID-19 Hospital Kiphire. The suspected sample reportedly has been sent to Biosafety Level (BSL-3) Laboratory, Kohima for confirmation. The Deputy Commissioner Kiphire, Abhinav Shivam, IAS informed this during the monthly District Planning Development Board (DPDB), which resumed after a gap of two months at DCs Conference
  • SC rejects plea seeking JEE-Main, NEET-UG exams postponement
    When the court is getting ready to open, why should exams be postponed, observes SC New Delhi, August17 (IANS): The Supreme Court Monday said life should move on even in COVID-19 times and declined to entertain a plea seeking the postponement of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), slated in September. A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra noted that the postponement of the exams will put the career of the students in
  • Messages from top 
    As Nagaland joined the rest of the country in celebrating the 74th Independence Day on August 15, the customary messages by the two top State Executives make for interesting reading. They concurred on one issue, though – the State’s response to COVID-19, which both found satisfactory. Nagaland is certainly better prepared to save precious lives, the Governor said highlighting how the State built the Biosafety Level (BSL) Laboratories in record time and how citizens are b
  • 17 locations sealed in Kohima 
    Kohima, August 15 (MExN): The Additional Deputy Commissioner Kohima, Lithrongla Tongpi Rutsa has ordered sealing of 17 areas in Kohima in view of the detection of the COVID-19 positive cases residing at these locations. The sealed areas are located at Pezielietsie Colony, Periezie Colony, Zienuobadze Colony, Keyake Colony, 4th NAP Thizama, Keziekie Colony, Kenuozou Colony, Upper Forest Colony, New Minister's Hill, Old Minister's Hill, New Police Reserve, I.G Colony, Officer&