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Agri Expo site is a base camp, not quarantine centre — DC Dimapur

By Our Reporter Updated: May 24, 2020 11:38 pm

Our Reporter
Dimapur, May 24 (EMN):
The stranded people returning to Nagaland are being sent to different quarantine centres after undergoing the required procedure at Agri Expo.

Speaking to Eastern Mirror, Deputy Commissioner of Dimapur Anoop Khinchi clarified that Agri Expo is not a quarantine centre but a base camp for everyone entering Nagaland.

The returnees are mandatorily transported to Agri Expo for registration and medical check up, after which they are allocated a quarantine centre.

Mon and Peren districts’ returnees are quarantined for three days in Dimapur, and ‘if they do not show any symptom they would be sent to their respective districts,’ Khinchi said. Dimapur district’s vector-borne disease control officer Dr. Imtiwabong Aier, said that the returnees from outside the states were being taken to various quarantine centres in Dimapur. As of now, the exact number of people shifted to other quarantine centre could not be ascertained, he admitted.

Aier said that the returnees were taken not only to Nagaland Cricket Stadium in Sovima but also to Tetso College, Patkai Christian College and other quarantine centres in Dimapur.

He said that 14 days’ quarantine is mandatory for Dimapur residents, whereas citizens of Mon and Peren districts are sent after transportation and other arrangements are completed.

While speaking to the officer in-charge for Covid-19 activities in Dimapur, Y Kikheto Sema, he said that Peren and Mon district returnees have to be sent to their respective districts; and further directives from Kohima are waited.

He added that around 25 to 30% of the returnees are in Kohima. Sema also informed that among the returnees in the train from Gurugram in Haryana to Dimapur, around 80% were from Dimapur.

“Besides that, even by road people are coming to Nagaland, so its huge task,” he said.

Sema informed that they are trying to reserve better quarantine centres for female returnees. He said that some quarantine centres are yet to be occupied, as they have to be kept in reserve for other returnees.

By Our Reporter Updated: May 24, 2020 11:38:31 pm