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Compulsory quarantine of people entering state post lockdown


Kohima,  May 1: As the 40-days nationwide lockdown is nearing end, Additional Chief Secretary and Nagaland Finance Commissioner, Sentiyanger Imchen, who is also the convener of State Empowered Committee on COVID-19 pandemic, today said that people of Nagaland returning home post lockdown will have to compulsorily undergoing quarantine at government facilities.
Maintaining that opening of road and rail transport is likely to take time, he said, those willing to return the state by flight will be directly taken to the government quarantine centres in buses, where they will have to stay on 14-days quarantine.
He, therefore, reiterated the state government appeal to the people not to return unless absolutely necessary.
He also informed that the government is also considering the possibilities of deputing buses to bring people of Nagaland stranded in other parts of the State.
On the status of quarantine facilities in the State as of today, he said, there are 3261 rooms spread all over the state.
The district wise quarantine rooms are as follows:- Kohima: Meriema – 230, K Badze – 549, Government facilities/institutions – 150, Hotels – 311; Dimapur: Government facilities/institutions – 545, Hotels – 676; Mokokchung – 175; Wokha – 189; Zunheboto – 27; Tuensang – 79; Mon – 68; Phek – 95; Kiphire – 68; Peren – 82 and Longleng – 17 rooms. (Page New Service)