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Nagaland police personnel in Delhi tests Covid-19 positive

By EMN Updated: May 23, 2020 12:03 am

Dimapur, May 22 (EMN): A non-commissioned officer (NCO) of Nagaland Police posted in Delhi tested positive for Covid-19 at RML Hospital, Delhi on the night of May 21, following “complaints of mild symptom”, according to an official update on Friday.

Home Commissioner Abhijit Sinha informed that the person is currently undergoing treatment at LNJP Hospital, Delhi and recovering well.

“The Nagaland Police personnel in Delhi who were in close contact with the NCO who tested positive, have been traced and samples of 12 such persons have also been sent for testing. The patrolling party of the NCO, who tested positive, has also been placed under institutional quarantine facility at Kashmere Gate, Delhi,” he informed.

1008 samples sent

The home commissioner further informed that 1008 suspected samples of Covid-19 have been tested so far.

“The testing of suspected samples for Covid-19 has commenced in the BSL-3 lab at NHAK, which was inaugurated yesterday,” said Sinha.

Out of the 1008 samples, 985 samples have returned negative. Results for the remaining 23 samples are awaited, he said.

“As regard the one-time financial assistance in the form of cash grant to persons from Nagaland stranded outside the state, and those who have voluntarily opted to stay back in their respective places, till now, 3086 persons have been paid INR 10,000 each, amounting to INR 3.8 crore in total.

“Since March 23, 11,565 citizens have signed up in the nCOVID-19 Nagaland – Visitors App and in the past 14 days 1,861 persons have submitted their travel self-declaration. Currently 1210 persons are being digitally monitored through the nCOVID-19 Nagaland – Visitors App,” he informed.

By EMN Updated: May 23, 2020 12:03:08 am