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Kohima records 872 Covid active cases

By EMN Updated: May 11, 2021 11:07 pm
Gregory Thejawelie along with other legislators during the meeting of the district task force in Kohima on May 10.

Dimapur, May 11 (EMN): Kohima recorded a total of 872 active cases of Covid-19 during the ongoing random Covid test which was carried out within the Kohima municipal area in the past few days.

This was disclosed by the chief medical officer (CMO), Kohima, Dr. Vezokholu Theyo during the meeting of Kohima district task force (DTF) held in the conference hall of the deputy commissioner’s office on May 10 headed by DC, Gregory Thejawelie along with minister-in-charge of Kohima, Tongpang Ozukum, advisor of Urban Development and Municipal Affair Dr. Neikiesalie Kire, and advisor of Technical Education and Election, Medo Yhokha. The meeting was attended by representatives from All Kohima Municipal Wards Panchayats (AKMWP), Angami Youth Organisation (AYO), Kohima Village Youth Organisation besides other members.

Speaking at the meeting, Dr. Vezokholu Theyo informed that results of the ongoing random Covid test carrying out at various locations under Kohima municipal area has resulted in increase of positive cases with more than 50% of positive rate in last few days. She added that a total of 872 active cases have been recorded so far with more of symptomatic cases reported in the second wave.

On the proposal for total lockdown to be implemented in the district as submitted by Kohima Village Council (KVC) and AKMWP based on the increase in Covid-19 cases, the members had a lengthy discussion on the issue and other areas of concern where views and suggestions were shared among the members, a DIPR report stated. 

It stated that the legislators, who were present in the meeting, expressed the need for a total lockdown in the district in order to break the chain and contain the spread of virus to the rural areas. With more than 50% Covid cases detected during random tests conducted in urban areas, the legislators expressed apprehension that people from rural areas coming to urban areas might carry the virus back to their respective villages.

AKMWP and AYO have also shared their concerns on the need to take stringent measures at this juncture and strongly suggested a total lockdown for some days to break the chain of infection.

Taking note of the concerns on alarming increase rate of positive cases and various reasons, issues and challenges faced by concerned line departments and officials on preparedness level, ongoing exercises and implementation of the guidelines at this juncture, the DTF unanimously decided to highlight the issue to the High Power Committee (HPC) for further decision to be implemented in the district.

By EMN Updated: May 11, 2021 11:07:27 pm