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Covid-19: More than 11k people in Kohima have availed help so far

By Our Correspondent Updated: Apr 04, 2020 5:22 pm
Distribution of relief materials underway at Kohima Relief Distribution Centre, Local ground on Saturday, April 4.

Our Correspondent

Kohima, April 4 (EMN): In view of the hardships caused by the nationwide lockdown to contain the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, Kohima district administration has helped more than 11,225 people, comprising stranded students, travellers, and daily wage earners in the district over the past few days by providing them relief materials like food grains and other essential commodities.

The district administration and DDMA have been distributing relief materials for those affected by the nationwide lockdown at Kohima Relief Distribution Centre, local ground for the past few days and it will continue till the lockdown is lifted.

Additional Deputy Commissioner Kohima Lithrongla Tongpi Rutsa informed Eastern Mirror on Saturday that many students and daily wage earners, especially those not registered with the wards or included in the colony, were availing the relief goods from the local ground. She added that they also help those seeking assistance through the helpline number.

One of the beneficiaries of the relief work, Ekonbeni Ovung, a student, said that she live with her brother in a rented house and her parents were not able to send them money as banks are closed due to the lockdown. She expressed gratitude to the administration for helping students in need.

It may be noted that relief items are also distributed in most of the colonies and wards under Kohima districts.

Earlier, ADC had informed that any daily wage earner, stranded travellers from other districts and outside Nagaland can contact control room- 0370-229 0028 and Kohima Relief Distribution Centre- 6033833879 for help.

Total number of people helped in Kohima district

Date No. of individuals and households.
March 21 231
April 1 1065
April 2 7394
April 3 2535
By Our Correspondent Updated: Apr 04, 2020 5:22:03 pm
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