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Covid-19 restriction lifted at Upper PWD colony

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By Our Correspondent Updated: Jul 10, 2020 8:02 pm
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Our Correspondent
Kohima, July 10 (EMN):
Following an order from the deputy commissioner, Kohima, the containment restriction at upper PWD colony was lifted on July 10. Upper PWD colony was placed under containment zone for 14 days following detection of a person with Covid-19 from the area.

Informing this to Eastern Mirror, general secretary of PWD panchayat Hokito Jakhalu stated that the residents erupted with ‘scream of joy’ following an announcement made at PA system at around 8 pm on July 9.
He informed that the entry roads and footpaths leading to the demarcated zone were unsealed by the police personnel and PWD youths on Friday morning.

Michael Neikha, chairman of Upper PWD Council, and Kecho Kin, president of Upper PWD Youth, thanked the Almighty God for protecting the residents. The officials further acknowledged the medical team, KMC staff, district administration and the entire colony for their continued assistance during the crisis.

Upper PWD colony in Kohima was marked as ‘containment zone’ and subsequently sealed by the authority on June 25 following detection of an employee for Covid-19 from Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK), who resides in the colony. He was admitted to NHAK, which is now a Covid hospital.

DC Kohima, Gregory Thejawelie informed this newspaper that the person is still in Covid hospital and stated to be stable. He added that the employee would be tested again as per requirements.

He also stated that all the contact tracing has been done and “we have done all the required investigation, tests, etc. and there was no any other case”.
On the other hand, Daklane and Kezieke colonies were demarcated as containment zones by the authority and sealed in order to contain the spread of virus and also for necessary contact tracing. Residents from both the colonies were tested Covid-19 positive. They are both admitted to Covid hospital and contact tracing are on.

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By Our Correspondent Updated: Jul 10, 2020 8:02:15 pm