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Dimapur, May 26: With another man who returned from Chennai recently testing positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, the total number of active cases in Nagaland is now four.
The latest COVID-19 patient is a 27-year-old man who was at the quarantine centre in Kohima.
Principal Home Secretary Abhijit Sinha, IAS said all the four positive persons are now undergoing treatment at COVID-19 hospitals and their condition is stable. Active surveillance is in progress to prevent further spreading of the infection, he said.
Results of 305 samples awaited
Meanwhile out of a total of 1405 suspected COVID-19 samples sent for testing from the State, 1100 samples have been received, out of which 4 have been tested positive.
The results for the remaining 305 samples are awaited.
Spl train from Jaipur
Sinha informed that a Special Train from Jaipur, Rajasthan has moved on Tuesday at around 3 pm with about 370 stranded persons from Nagaland. The train is expected to reach Lumding, Assam on May 28 at around 8 am. The passengers will thereafter ferried to Dimapur by buses.
Release of 1-time assistance from June 1
The Government of Nagaland had reopened the facility for making online applications on the portal iamstranded.nagaland.gov.in for availing the one time assistance of Rs 10,000 to all the stranded citizens outside Nagaland who voluntarily opted to stay back at their respective places. The facility opened at 10 am on May 23 and closed at 10 am on May 26. A total of 15007 applications have been received for availing the one time assistance and active verification is in progress, he said.
The release of the assistance is likely to start from June 1 onwards after completion of verification and other necessary formalities.
Sinha further informed that a total of 12244 citizens have signed up in the nCOVID-19 Nagaland – Visitors App since 23rd March 2020 and in the last 14 days 2561 persons have submitted their travel self-declaration. At present 1774 persons are being digitally monitored through the App. (Page News Service)