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archiveMarch 25, 2020

North East

Manipur COVID-19 patient recovering very fast, says doctor

Imphal, March 25: The 23-year-old woman who tested positive for COVID-19 in Manipur is recovering very fast, a senior health official said on Wednesday. The woman, a resident of Thangmeiband Lourung Purel Leikai area in Imphal West district, had recently returned from the UK and was tested positive on Tuesday. She can breathe without the help of an oxygen mask and is also having food on her own, said Th Bhimo Singh, the director of the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS). All her family members have tested negative...
Nagaland

NSDMA directs officers

Dimapur, March 25: The Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA), Home Department, has directed the following officers to immediately report for duty at the 24/7 Control Room/Office formed during COVID-19 lockdown in the State at Lotha Hoho Building, Keziekie, Kohima, State Emergency Operation Center of NSDMA, Home Department: Anthony Ngullie, Joint Secretary; Wonchio Odyuo, Joint Secretary; S Tainu, Joint Secretary; T Nungsang Sangtam, Joint Secretary; Nungsangmenla, Joint Secretary; Hiazu Meru, Joint Secretary; Imti Menla, Deputy Secretary; Bendanglila, Deputy Secretary; Sharon Longchari, Deputy Secretary; and Temsuwati, Deputy Secretary. (Page News Service)...
Nagaland

BVC resolves

Dimapur, March 25: The Botsa Village Council today resolved that resident of the village shall not entertain any outsiders during the entire lockdown period. It also resolved that residents of Botsa shall not venture out of their respective compounds, unless for exigent requirements. In a meeting held today to successfully enforce the total lockdown due to the threat of pandemic COVID-19, the village council also decided that only three designated ration shops will be allowed to open within the village, namely one at Gracy hotel area, one at central part...
North East

Enough stock of food items to sustain lockdown period, says Assam govt

Guwahati, March 25: The Assam government said on Wednesday that there are enough food items in the stock to sustain the state for the 21-day lockdown imposed in the wake of the coronaVirus outbreak. Addressing a press conference here, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister Phani Bhusan Choudhury said the state will sail through the lockdown period with its food stock without considering the FCI's stock under National Food Security Act. "At present, we have 2 lakh quintals of rice, 89,794 quintals of different dals, 75,552 quintals of sugar,...
World

UN launches USD 2 bn global humanitarian response plan to fight coronavirus

United Nations, March 25: The United Nations on Wednesday launched a USD 2 billion global humanitarian response plan to fund the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in the world's poorest countries, warning that it is threatening the entire human race. The world faces an unprecedented threat. The COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly covered the globe. It has spread suffering, disrupted billions of lives and endangered the global economy. COVID-19 is menacing the whole of humanity and so the whole of humanity must fight back, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said at...
World

China neither created nor intentionally transmitted coronavirus: Beijing spokesperson

New Delhi, March 25: China on Wednesday said it has neither created the coronavirus nor intentionally transmitted it and that usage of terms like "Chinese virus" or "Wuhan virus" is wrong. Ji Rong, spokesperson for the Chinese Embassy here, said the international community should focus on China's "swift response" to the pandemic rather than "stereotyping the Chinese people". Elaborating on the cooperation between India and China in efforts to fight the disease, Ji said both countries have maintained communication and have lent support to each other in coping with the...
Nagaland

Grocery shops, bakeries in Kohima ordered to open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dimapur, March 25: In the interest of the public and as a precautionary measure to encourage "social distancing" due to Covid-19 pandemic crisis, Deputy Commissioner Kohima Gregory Thejawelie NCS has ordered all Grocery Shops and Bakeries within Kohima Municipal area to open for the general public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. only. Further, the public have been notified to visit only the nearest grocery shops and bakeries within their respective colonies/wards so as to ensure public safety. The order will come into force with immediate effect. (Page News Service)...
Nagaland

Kohima denizens remain indoors

Kohima, March 25: Following the announcement of nationwide complete lockdown by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Nagaland's capital, Kohima wore a deserted look as people preferred staying indoors and vehicles went off roads today. Police personnel along with Dobashis (DBs) and Angami Youth Organisation volunteers were deployed in strategic locations in the main town stretch from Police Headquarters to High School junction to strictly restrict movement of people in the open, except those out for purchase of essential commodities and medicine. The Kohima district administration has issued orders that people should...
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