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Nagaland Covid-19 update: No positive cases; govt. offices to partially open

By EMN Updated: Apr 11, 2020 9:08 pm

Dimapur, April 11 (EMN): Nagaland has not registered any novel coronavirus (Covid-19) case so far with all the samples of suspected cases being sent for testing returning negative, informed Principal Secretary, Home, Abhijit Sinha in an update on Saturday.

“As regard the samples of suspected cases sent for testing, I would like to inform that as at 5pm today (April 11), 70 samples have been sent and the results of all the 70 samples have been received and they are all negative,” Sinha stated.

“The position of availability of food grains, medicines, POL and other essential goods and commodities continues to be normal in the state,” he stated, adding “we have entered the 18th day of the COVID-19 lockdown today (April 11) and I thank everyone for their continued support and adherence to all the lockdown measures.” 

According to the department of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of people screened (transporters/ cargo movement; intra/ inter district movement) in the state as of 4 pm on April 11 was 705, with Dimapur leading at 230, followed by Kohima (155), Mokokchung (103), Zunheboto (90), Tuensang (38), Wokha (33), Phek (22), Mon (17), Kiphire (12) and Longleng (5), while Peren registered nil.

The number of persons currently on home quarantine is 327, and those at facility quarantine is 22, while 5519 persons were out of home quarantine, the department informed.

Meanwhile, Chief Secretary of Nagaland Temjen Toy has announced through an official notification that government offices in the state will partially open with limited staff starting on Monday.

“The Nagaland Civil Secretariat and directorates in Kohima and Dimapur and all government offices in the districts shall resume their functioning with skeletal staff from Monday the 13th April, 2020. Concerned AHoD, HoD and heads of offices will work out detailed arrangements of the staff who will need to attend office on a roster system,” the notice read.

“Those not attending office on a particular day will have to be available on telephone and electronic means of communication at all times. Adequate arrangements should be made for ensuring adherence to all social/physical distancing and necessary health safety measures in the offices,” it added.

By EMN Updated: Apr 11, 2020 9:08:43 pm