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Kohima Municipal Council administrator goes into self-isolation

By Our Correspondent Updated: Jul 03, 2020 9:04 pm

Our Correspondent
Kohima, July 3 (EMN):
The administrator of Kohima Municipal Council (KMC) and chief executive officer of Kohima Smart City Development Limited (KSCDL), Kovi Meyase, went into self-isolation at his home in Kohima, on July 2.

Confirming this to Eastern Mirror over the phone, Meyase stated that he was undergoing self-isolation at his residence in New Market Colony following detection of an official from Smart City office with Covid-19 on July 1.

Meyase went into home isolation for 5-7 days on the recommendation of four doctors.

Contact tracing was conducted and altogether 56 persons from KMC, Smart City office, DC office and Secretariat and few from quarantine centres went for testing at Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK), now Covid-19 hospital, on July 2.

Meyase stated that he was one of those tested negative for the virus. According to him, the family members and relatives of the frontline worker from Smart City were also tested negative at NHAK Covid-19 hospital on Thursday.

Meyase informed that the official had been assisting the ongoing works in running the quarantine centres prior to his confirmation for Covid-19.
Meanwhile, the administrator has issued a clarification on a WhatsApp group for the residents of the New Market Colony to allay fear in their minds. He informed the residents that the official from the Kohima Smart City, on being tested positive on July 1, was admitted to Covid-19 hospital.

He updated that the patient is “asymptomatic and not showing signs of any complications related to the virus”.

The officer stated that 56 persons were officially listed as the primary contact on July 1 evening. He added that all of them were tested negative for the virus at the BSL-3 lab on July 2.

“Although unintended, if any anxiety has been created through the incident, we request for your understanding,” Meyase appealed.

The New Market colony members, while thanking the officer for the vital information, advised him to take good care of his health and assured him and his family members of their support and prayers.

It may be noted that the home quarantine centre at New Market area is currently sheltering five returnees, who had come from institutional quarantine. The facility has already hosted and released four inmates.

By Our Correspondent Updated: Jul 03, 2020 9:04:18 pm