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Daklane colony in Kohima is now containment zone free

By Our Correspondent Updated: Jul 23, 2020 1:17 am
Kelezono Mor (second from left) with medical team at New Market colony in Kohima on Wednesday. (EM images)

Our Correspondent
Kohima, July 22 (EMN):
The Kohima district administration on Wednesday declared that Daklane colony Sector-3 in Kohima is no more a containment zone and allowed resumption of normal activities, as all the primary and secondary contacts of the Covid-19 positive patient were tested negative of the virus.

Earlier, following the detection of Covid-19 positive case in the colony, the area was demarcated as containment zone on July 7 and various restrictions were imposed to contain the spread of the virus. The zone was kept under strict surveillance and movement within the zone was restricted to the public.

An update issued by the government informed that contact tracing of the Covid-19 positive person was carried out by the chief medical officer’s co-ordination team led by district surveillance officer and epidemiologist and all the primary and secondary contacts were identified and tested for Covid-19 and the results came out negative.

After the confirmation of the virus, a team of five medical personnel who were deployed and stationed at Union Christian Revival Church (UCRC), New Market road, traced 127 contacts, out of which five were high risk and 122 were under low risk categories.

The deputy commissioner of Kohima, Thejawelie Gregory, apprised the chief secretary of Nagaland to withdraw the restrictions at Daklane Sector-3, after which the police personnel and residents removed the roadblocks and the materials that were used for barricading the footpaths.

Speaking to Eastern Mirror, Kelezono Mor, the medical team supervisor expressed gratitude to UCRC for sheltering them and catering to their needs during their 14-day assignment at the containment zone.

She also acknowledged the colony members of both New Market and Daklane for the co-operation and support given to the team in carrying out the medical procedures and screening of residents to curb the spread of Covid-19.

The medical team on duty would go mandatory confinement at the designated quarantine centre for seven days as per the protocols.

Reacting to the reports of zero Covid-19 status, following the completion of contact tracing at the containment zone, Zhabu Gwirie, pastor of URCR, said that churches in and around the neighborhood have been continuously praying to God and thanked the Almighty for His mercy throughout the critical times.

Kevitshu Vizo, general secretary of Daklane Panchayat and Ruokuobeizo Nyusou, chairman of New Market Area came to see off the medical and police personnel for their service rendered during the crucial period.

The team also reminded the residents to continue to take precautionary measures by remaining indoors although the restriction has been lifted.

There are still six containment zones in Kohima with the fresh case of Covid-19 at Seikhazou colony in Kohima on Wednesday.

By Our Correspondent Updated: Jul 23, 2020 1:17:01 am