• 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
  • Nagaland: SOP for home isolation of asymptomatic COVID-19 cases 
    Kohima, August 5 (MExN): The Home Department, Government of Nagaland has issued the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for home isolation of asymptomatic covid-19 cases. The notification was issued by Chief Secretary, Temjen Toy, IAS on August 5.     Rationale:  •    Majority of the COVID-19 positive cases are asymptomatic which does not require hospitalized care. •    District Hospitals which are designated as COVID hosp
  • Nagaland Dy CM, two other ministers go into institutional quarantine 
    Morung Express News Dimapur | July 16   Nagaland Deputy Chief Minister Y Patton, Health Minister and Family Welfare Minister, Pangnyu Phom and PHED Minister, Jacob Zhimomi today went into institutional quarantine in Dimapur after arriving from Delhi.   “After screening and completion of necessary protocol, the three legislators were taken to the Government quarantine facility in an ambulance,” informed an official.    Meanwhile, Patt
  • Nagaland Chief Minister goes into self-quarantine
    Morung Express News  Dimapur | July 16 Nagaland Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio announced today that he has gone into self-quarantine as a precautionary measure upon his return from New Delhi. “As a precautionary measure, I'm on self-quarantine on my return to Nagaland from Delhi. Taking precautions to ensure safety of others & myself,” he updated on Twitter. Rio, however, informed that he would be “continue discharging duties” during th
  • Nagaland House Delhi: COVID-19 tests of 5 legislators return negative 
    Morung Express News  Dimapur | July 15   The results of five legislators from Nagaland, who underwent tests for COVID-19 on July 14, after coming into contact with an infected person, have returned negative.   The legislators, four ministers and an advisor undertook the test after a driver assigned to one of them test positive for the virus on July 13. The particular driver, who tested positive, was reportedly assigned to one of the legislators who are cur
  • Wokha district records zero positive cases of Coronavirus 
    Wokha, June 23 (MExN): The Deputy Commissioner of Wokha, Orenthung Lotha addressing the monthly District Planning and Development Board meeting informed that so far, the district has tested 188 returnees and all are tested negative result. A DIPR report stated that the DPDB Vice-chairman & DC Wokha, Orenthung Lotha while giving brief report on the COVID-19 related activities in the district said, “so far the district has received 446 returnees out of which 226 returnees
  • New Zealand no longer free of coronavirus as two women test positive
    WELLINGTON, June 16 (Reuters): It took just eight days for New Zealand to lose its COVID-free status when two women who had been given permission to leave quarantine early after arriving from abroad tested positive for the coronavirus, authorities said on Tuesday.   Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who has enjoyed enormous popularity for her success at ridding the country of coronavirus infection, said the government would review what happened, but that it was clear check
  • Dimapur DC cautions against denying entry into wards or colonies  
    Dimapur, June 3 (MExN): The Deputy Commissioner, Dimapur in a circular has notified that no village, colony GB or chairman under Dimapur District shall deny entry of person(s) returning to Nagaland from outside the State into their wards or colonies, after completion of the stipulated quarantine period or if they are tested negative for COVID-19 for home quarantine as per the existing guidelines of the Government and further no obstructions should be created for setting up of quarantin
  • Panicked passengers force woman off train in Karnataka
    BENGALURU, JUNE 2 (IANS): Lack of awareness on rail travel norms led to a tense situation on a Karnataka train as a female passenger was forced to disembark midway after her fellow passengers raised a hue and cry on seeing her knuckle stamped, mistaking it for a quarantine stamp, an official said on Tuesday.   "Many passengers on the train with the woman raised a hue and cry on seeing her stamped and complained to the TTE. She was later disembarked at Tumkur," a So
  • AKMWP makes arrangement for home quarantine facilities
    Kohima, May 29 (MExN): The Association of Kohima Municipal Wards Panchayat (AKMWP), its constituent wards and sector panchayats have taken measures to address the challenge of suitable home quarantine “as many returnees do not have suitable homes for quarantine, thereby endangering their immediate family members and consequently the public at large.”  The Association in a press release informed that AKMWP, after physical visits and interaction with the families ar