Dimapur, May 18: The Angami Youth Organization (AYO) has lauded the decision of the Government of Nagaland for notifying 14-days mandatory institutional quarantine at the State designated quarantine centres for citizens returning from outside the State.
The State Government had earlier issued a circular dated 12th May and also on 14th May, 2020, stating that the persons returning from green and orange zones would be sent for 14 days home quarantine after finishing 3 days of institutional quarantine.
“Here in Nagaland, our people are apprehensive for the returnees if they do not undergo the 14 days mandatory institutional quarantine. We have heard about cases in neighbouring states particularly in Assam and Manipur where some of the returnees who have come from Mumbai and New Delhi have been tested positive. Now that the government has put in place more stringent measures to fight the pandemic, the organisation welcomes the move of the government,” said the AYO in a press release.
“At a time such as this, we feel that it should be a collective effort from all concerned stakeholders and individuals to combat the deadly virus. Any form of lapse or lackadaisical approach at this hour can be too costly for the State and its populace. We are thankful to the State government, particularly the frontline workers, for rendering their invaluable services in the fight against Covid-19.”
The AYO also requested all the returnees to strictly adhere to the guidelines laid down by the State Government at the quarantine centres, and further take initiative to protect themselves, such as wearing mask, maintaining safe physical distance and using sanitizers.
Stating that it is open to suggestions, the AYO requested the people to give their valuable inputs so that the organization can best serve the people. It further requested concerned citizens of the State to support frontline workers, who are working overtime, both spiritually and physically. (Page News Service)