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AKM official tests positive for Covid-19, office sealed

By Our Correspondent Updated: Oct 11, 2020 10:23 pm

Our Correspondent
Mokokchung, Oct. 11 (EMN):
Following the detection of Covid-19 positive among the Ao Kaketshir Mungdang (AKM) officials on October 10, the deputy commissioner of Mokokchung has ordered sealing of the AKM office building at Dilong ward for 48 hours with immediate effect from October 11.

In the best interest of public safety and well-being and as precautionary measures, the AKM in a circular informed all the concerned that its office building will remain sealed until further notice.

In the wake of the Covid-19 positive case confirmation, most of the AKM officials have gone into self-isolation and home quarantine as a precautionary measure, it informed.

The AKM appealed to all those who have come into contact with its members during the past one week to follow suit in order to contain the spread of Covid-19 in the community.

AKM said it is now common knowledge that COVID-19 is here to stay with us and that we have to learn to live with it and adapt to the new normal. At the same time, we cannot afford to let fear dictate our lives.

Stating that ‘succumbing to fear at this juncture will jeopardize our community and it will only render counterproductive outcomes that are far worse than the corona virus itself,’ the AKM urged the people to come together as a community and support one another in all possible ways, ‘like we have always done during emergencies since the days of our forefathers’.

The union also requested all not to panic but strictly follow the laid down standard operating procedure.

“Do not commit the mortal sin of stigmatizing anyone. Together we can overcome this pandemic and build a more resilient community,” AKM said.

The AKM also informed that its colleague who has been tested positive for Covid-19 is in good health and expressed hope that he will recovered soon.

So far, Mokokchung as reported 60 Covid-19 positive cases with 16 active cases and 44 recovered.

By Our Correspondent Updated: Oct 11, 2020 10:23:15 pm