Dimapur, May 20: Longleng District COVID-19 Task Force along with district administration, police, village guards, NGOs and civil societies received the first arrival of 14 stranded persons from different states of the country to Longleng town on May 19 at around 12:15 am.
The arrival of stranded people were received at Lempong Junction where a short pray programme was led by the Executive Secretary, Phom Baptism Christian Association (PBCA) Tialemba Phom.
Later after completing necessary screening and registration, the returnees were taken to quarantine center at Phom Lempong School.
The Longleng District Covid-19 Task Force headed by the Deputy Commissioner M. Shayung Phom has lauded and acknowledged the voluntary service and assistance rendered by Phom Baptism Christian Association, especially the woman wing, the Phomla Hoichem and its unit and Longleng Town Students union (LTSU) who voluntarily committed to cook, serve and deliver food to the returnees, security personnel, health worker and drivers during the time of quarantine period. District Task force also tied up with NSRLM Longleng for fresh vegetables.
Meanwhile the DC Longleng informed that visit of family/ friends/ relatives or any other person other than the authorized personal to the institutional quarantine center is strictly prohibited. Necessary action will be initiated against those falling to comply with the order under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code.
Meanwhile Medical Superintendent, District Hospital Longleng, Dr Lhouvizotuo Belho has issued an official order informing citizens that “No operation will be taken up in the district hospital Longleng unless complete screening and tasting of COVID-19 is done both for emergency and routine till further order.”
11 returnees reach Kiphire
The first batch of 11 stranded people has arrived Kiphire on May 19. The returnees were from Shillong, Mariani, Guwahati, Nagaon, Itanagar and Pfutsero respectively. Among the 11 returnees were two females and nine males.
After screening of the returnees at Helipad ground Kiphire, they were safely deported to quarantine centres at Zasaji Presidency Government College and DUDA girls Hostel.
(Page News Service)