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60 paramilitary jawans test COVID-19 positive in Dimapur


Dimapur, July 13: Sixty personnel of paramilitary forces tested COVID-19 positive on Monday in Dimapur taking the number of active cases in the district to 159. Out of the 159 active cases, 144 are symptomatic and 15 are mild cases.
Since July 4 last, Dimapur is seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases, with majority of the cases from paramilitary personnel. On July 4, the confirmed cases in the AR Hospital Dimapur were 44, out of which 24 were active cases and 20 had recovered. But on July 12, the total cases have almost doubled to 84, with 64 active cases and 20 recovered.
Out of the 60 new cases detected today, DC Dimapur, Anoop Khinchi IAS told Nagaland Page that 56 are from Assam Rifles and 4 from BSF. They are undergoing treatment at the Rangapahar center, he said.
“They are stable,” the DC informed.
Defense personnel entering Nagaland and testing COVID-19 positive has become a major cause of concern for the public and it is being feared that community transmission may take place during the entry of defense personnel into Dimapur.
Speaking to Nagaland Page, an official of Health Department confirmed that 60 defense personnel tested positive. He said they have been tested positive in the Rangapahar Army quarantine centre and that all are being treated in the army centre.
DC Dimapur, Anoop Khinchi IAS had on Sunday also convened a meeting with the paramilitary forces and expressed concern over the rising number of positive cases in the paramilitary quarantine centers.
(Page News Service)