nagaland COVID-19

  • Community training on COVID-19 underway in Dimapur 
    Dimapur, July 9 (MExN): A two day training programme aimed to equip community leaders with knowledge and skills on how to protect themselves and the community from COVID-19, organised by Christian Institute of Health Sciences and Research (CIHSR) in collaboration with District Administration and DMC, got underway at Dimapur Lotha Community Hall on July 9. Administrator, DMC, Albert Ezung, while delivering the welcome address said that the training programme is an important initiat
  • COVID-19: Nagaland records highest single-day recovery of 60 cases
    Dimapur, July 7 (MExN): Nagaland recorded the highest single-day recovery of 60 COVID-19 patients on Tuesday, taking the total number of recoveries to 303. The recovery rate in the state now stands at 47%.  According to the daily bulletin issued by the Department of Health and Family Welfare (H&FW), Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme, 59 of the recoveries were reported from Peren district while the other was reported from Kohima. Nagaland H&FW Minister S P
  • Peren JAC on COVID-19 censures ‘inefficiency’ of state machinery
    Peren, July 6 (MExN): The Joint Action Committee (JAC) on COVID-19 in Peren district on Monday censured the ‘inefficiency’ of the State Government and its machinery at the district level and said that the government’s ‘lackadaisical attitude’ towards the people of the district is ‘on a tipping point.’ A statement to this effect was released by the JAC on July 6, recounting the series of events on June 23 where 96 returnees were released fr
  • ‘No community spread of COVID in Nagaland’
    Atono Tsükrü Kense  Kohima | July 3 With the increase in COVID-19 positive cases even among the frontline workers, speculations and apprehensions are running high that community spread has begun in the state. However, dispelling speculations, Principal Director, Health and Family Welfare, Dr Vizolie Suokhrie, told The Morung Express that “whatever spread is happening are all local transmission.” So what is community spread? According to WebMD,
  • COVID-19: Mon district admin appeals to take preventive measures for containment
    Mon, July 2 (MExN): In view of the increase in the numbers of COVID-19 cases in the district, the Mon District administration issued advisory appealing all to gear up to take proactive approach of preparation and to take necessary precautions and preventive measures for containment. DC Mon, Thevaseelan K, IAS in the advisory issued on June 27 stated that this implies living with the assumption that every person could be asymptomatic mobile carriers of the COVID-19 virus, with a pr
  • 16500 returnees arrived in Nagaland till date
    Morung Express News Dimapur | June 30 Around 16500 returnees have arrived in the state till date, including those who entered the state from Kohima side. As of June 30, Dimapur has 54 active Quarantine Centres (QC) - 27 institutional QCs and paid QCs each, housing around 2000 returnees. Out of this, around 1500 are in institutional QCs while 500 are in paid QCs. This information was revealed by APC and in-charge of Dimapur for COVID-19 activities, Y Kikheto Sema, during
  • State tally at 459, Mkg reports first case
    Morung Express News Dimapur | June 30 Mokokchung district reported its first confirmed COVID-19 case as a returnee from Delhi tested positive on Tuesday.  The patient had previously tested positive through TrueNat on June while on quarantine at the Mary Mead Quarantine Centre, Impur. It was confirmed at Biosafety Level – 3 laboratory in Kohima on June 30.  Seven other positive cases were also reported on June 30, taking the state’s tally of infecti
  • Anti malaria activities held in Phek & Dimapur
    PHEK, JUNE 30 (MExN): In commemoration of ‘Anti-Malaria Month,’ the National Vector Borne Disease Control Program (NVBDCP), Phek under the theme ‘Zero malaria starts with me’ carried out various activities in 15 villages of the district.  A press release informed that the anti-Malaria month is observed every year in the month of June prior to the onset of monsoon to enhance the level of awareness. Focus Group Discussion (FGD) was done in all the 1
  • Nagaland sees third highest single-day spike, count reaches 451
    Morung Express News Dimapur | June 29 Nagaland recorded a total of 36 new cases of COVID-19 in the State on June 29, while 4 more patients tested negative in their second test.   This is the third highest single-day spike in the state. The highest rise was recorded on June 22 when 69 new cases were detected followed by 50 on June 23.  As of June 29, the State had 451 total positive cases, 283 active cases and 168 recoveries, according to data released by
  • Sao Chang College to be re-designated as COVID Care Centre
    Tuensang, June 29 (MExN): The Sao Chang College quarantine center will be re-designated to a dedicated COVID Care Centre wherein asymptomatic COVID-19 positive cases will be admitted and managed.  Sao Chang College will cease to function as a quarantine centre.  This was decided by the Tuensang District Task Force for COVID-19 during a meeting held at DC Conference Hall, Tuensang under the chairmanship of DC and Chairman DTF Tuensang, Kumar Ramnikant, IAS, informed
  • ‘Nagaland Warriors’ on a mission to support health workers
    Morung Express News Kohima | June 29 Equally sharing concern and responsibilities, as the state government and its agencies battle the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a surge in voluntary community engagement and contributions in various ways and forms. At this time of crisis and an uncertain period, it is uplifting to see many individuals, churches, organisations etc coming out to extend help in whatever ways one could do. One such instances is the ‘Charity Fund Dri
  • H&FW Minister Pangnyu for aggressive testing
    Morung Express News Dimapur | June 27 The much anticipated Biosafety Level (BSL) -2 laboratory at the CIHSR, Dimapur was inaugurated today by Minister for Health & Family Welfare (H&FW), S Pangnyu Phom. He was accompanied by his Assembly colleagues and state Health officials. Phom termed it as a significant day for Nagaland "because we could complete 2 BSL labs under difficult circumstances and within 2 months." While stating that the two laboratories
  • COVID-19: Mon DC, SP and CMO in ‘self-isolation’
    •    All three working from home •    Just a precautionary measure, says DC   Morung Express news Dimapur | June 27   Mon district’s Deputy Commissioner, Superintendent of Police and Chief Medical Officer have gone into ‘self-isolation’ after they came in contact with someone who was in close proximity of a jawan who tested positive on June 24.   However, the DC Mon has assured that it is &ld
  • Nagaland COVID-19: 16 new cases, 2 more recover
    Morung Express News Dimapur | June 26 Sixteen new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the State on June 26 while 2 more recoveries were reported on the same day.  Of the 16 new cases, 15 patients are from Quarantine Center in Kohima and 1 from Quarantine Center in Peren.  Meanwhile, the 2 recoveries on June 26 were all patients from Jalukie.  According to data from the Department of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of positive cases in the Stat
  • Bengaluru returnees in Ganeshnagar QC to be released this week
    Dimapur, June 25 (MExN): Nagaland Agriculture Production, Commissioner and incharge of COVID-19 activities Dimapur, Y Kikheto Sema today assured that most of the people in Ganeshnagar QC who are Bengaluru returnees would be released latest by this week as most of their testing has been completed. A per the DIPR report, Y Kikheto Sema along with Deputy Commissioner, Dimapur Anoop Kinchi IAS and Commissioner Police Dimapur, Rothihu Tetseo IPS, visited the institutional quarantine ce
  • Nagaland continues upward trend in COVID-19 cases
    Morung Express News Dimapur | June 24 The total count for COVID-19 in Nagaland rose to 359 on Wednesday as 29 more persons tested positive for the virus. Of the fresh cases, 15 persons are from Kohima, 2 from Zunheboto and 12 are from the Jakhama military cantonment. The state also reported 7 more ‘recoveries’ from COVID-19 on June 24, taking the number of recovered cases to 148 after remaining unchanged for two days.  With this, the total number of act
  • Dimapur imposes penalty for not wearing face mask
    Dimapur, June 24 (MExN): A penalty for not wearing face mask was imposed in Dimapur as “wearing masks is mandatory to fight against COVID-19.” “People who are not following the guidelines at Dimapur are penalised with a fine of Rs 100. The collected money amounting to Rs 13,500 which was realised within two days will be deposited in the Government treasury,” DC Dimapur, Anoop Khinchi, IAS said.  A report from the DIPR mentioned that in order to cr
  • Quarantined lad gets 5 minutes to bid farewell to his father
    Morung Express News Kohima | June 23 In a world before Coronavirus, 25-year old B Yaji Chang would never have imagined grieving the loss of a loved one all by himself, with not even a shoulder to cry on. When his father passed away today even while he is being quarantined in a centre in Tuensang, he got just a brief 5 minutes to say his final goodbye to his father with no family or friend to stand beside and console him. Chang is one of the stranded Nagas who arrived in Naga
  • COVID-19: Health officials oversee preparedness of Peren DTF
    Jalukie, June 23 (MExN): Director to Health & Family Welfare Department, Dr Nungshimeren and Additional Director, Dr Vikato visited Jalukie on June 22 to oversee the preparedness of Peren District COVID-19 Task Force. A DIPR report stated that the officials visiting team held a meeting at Customary Court, ADC office Jalukie with various Civil Organizations, Medical fraternity, Police Personnel and JAC, under the chairmanship of ADC Jalukie, Dr Tinojongshi Chang.   &
  • COVID-19 kitchen run by women makes a difference in Longleng
    Longleng, June 23 (MExN): The Women Department of Phom Baptist Christian Association (PBCA), Longleng under the District Task Force Longleng is managing the COVID-19 community kitchen voluntarily inside the mission compound (Phom Lempong) by converting the PBCA kitchen to official COVID-19 kitchen (C19K).  They have been catering to hundreds of people daily including returnees and frontline workers since May 18 and completed 35 days of selfless service to the people. Since da