COVID-19

  • COVID Nagaland: Case doubling rate narrows to 14 days
    22.5 tests per 1000 against the national 21.2 Morung Express News Dimapur | August 15 The doubling rate of COVID-19 cases in Nagaland has narrowed to 14 days, as per the weekly analysis released by the state Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme, Department of Health and Family Welfare on August 15. The doubling rate, as per the previous week's analysis, stood at 18 days. The state's total recorded cases was 1693 on July 31, doubling to 3322 cases on August 14.&nb
  • PM announces health IDs for all under new mission
    New Delhi, August 15 (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday unveiled an ambitious National Digital Health Mission under which every Indian will get a health ID that will ease access to medical services and also announced that the country has made plans for mass-producing COVID-19 vaccine once scientists give a green signal. In his Independence Day address from the ramparts of the Red Fort, the prime minister said the health ID will store every individual's medical recor
  • 154 new COVID-19 cases in Nagaland
    Morung Express News Dimapur | August 14  154 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Nagaland on August 14. With this, the total number of cases in the State is 332. Meanwhile, 1,198 people have recovered and the number of active cases in the State is 2,110. The new cases detected on August 14 include 84 from Kohima, 58 from Dimapur, 10 from Zunheboto and 1 each in Mon and Wokha. Of this, 21 (19 in Dimapur, 1 each in Kohima and Wokha) are from armed forces; 40 (26 in Kohima and
  • Dimapur: East & Diphupar PS sealed
    Morung Express News Dimapur | August 14 Two police stations in Dimapur – East and Diphupar Police Station – have been temporarily sealed after three police personnel tested COVID-19 positive in the TrueNat screening.  According to a Dimapur police official, the stations were sealed as a precautionary measure on August 13 evening. The police personnel reportedly came into contact with COVID-19 positive persons but could not be ascertained from where.  The
  • DC Kiphire notifies on new rules for QCs
    Kiphire, August 14 (MExN): In pursuance to the Government of Nagaland, dated August 4, the DTF Kiphire has decided the following guidelines in all the quarantine centers in the district with effect from August 18: • All quarantine shall pay for their mess expenses/fees which have been fixed at Rs.370 per head per day. The mess shall be inclusive of lunch, afternoon refreshment and dinner. • All advance payment for seven days shall be made to the control (DC Office) by par
  • Workshop on basic online teaching held in Kohima
    Kohima, August 14 (MExN): Since the global pandemic of COVID-19 and closure of educational institutions alongwith all others, educational institutions in Nagaland too had to shift their base to virtual platforms to conduct classes online. To assist college and school teachers in this crucial shift from traditional to virtual teaching, the Department of Education, Don Bosco College Kohima with support from Nagaland Board of School Education conducted a three day workshop on Basics of
  • Bhandari to impose restriction on vehicular & public movement
    Bhandari, August 14 (MExN): The Bhandari Town Lotha Hoho, Bhandari Students Union and Bhandari Town Eloe Hoho had a co-ordination meeting on August 13 and made a joint resolution for the interest of the general public.  According to a DIPR report, as a precautionary measure, due to the detection of COVID-19 positive person at Zunheboto from Merapani village, ongoing active surveillance and contact tracing by the concerned Department is undertaken. Additional Deputy Commissio
  • CIHSR to start all services from August 17
    •    All staff infected by COVID-19 recovered  •    Only non-infected staff or recovered staff to manage patient interface sections  •    Isolation ward of 10 beds for possible “very serious COVID-19 patients” functional DIMAPUR, AUGUST 14 (MExN): The Christian Institute of Health Science and Research (CIHSR) has announced reopening of all services from August 17 onwards.  A press release fro
  • New Zealand extends Covid-19 restrictions for 12 days
    Wellington, August 14 (IANS): New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Friday announced a 12-day extension of the country's Covid-19 restrictions, after a cluster of cases in Auckland city increased to 29 amid the second and stronger wave of the pandemic. Addressing the media here, Ardern said the decision to extend the restrictions was "in keeping with our cautionary approach and New Zealand's philosophy of going hard and going early", the BBC reported. She
  • 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
  • ‘A long journey of recovery’
    Impact of COVID-19 on Nagaland Tourism Sector - II Vishü Rita Krocha Kohima | August 12 The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on the Nagaland’s tourism industry resulting in tour operators and most of the tourism and hospitality sector to down shutters for almost the whole year. While the pandemic has devastated the travel industry, Rohan Abraham of India Trail feels that the tourism authority in Nagaland has been quite proactive in trying to figure out some smart
  • 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
  • COVID-19: ‘One of the worst crises to hit travel industry’
    Impact of COVID-19 on Nagaland Tourism Sector - I Vishü Rita Krocha Kohima | August 11  The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the worst crises to hit the tourism industry even as travellers have cancelled all their travel plans in the wake of the COVID-19 lockdown being enforced everywhere around the globe. Khonoma village in Nagaland, which receives more than 10,000 tourists including local, domestic and foreign tourists in a year, has hardly received any visitors this y
  • 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