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COVID-19: 862 samples from Nagaland sent for testing, 806 received samples tests negative

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Dimapur, May 10: Principal Secretary, Home, Abhijit Sinha has informed that a total of 862 samples have been sent for testing from the state. The results of 806 samples have been received and all are negative. Results for 58 samples are awaited. Today, a total of 7565 persons have been screened and a total of 100 persons are under Facility Quarantine.
In connection to the dedicated Nagaland COVID-19 Toll Free Helpline Number 1800- 345-0019 as of 4 p.m. on May 9, a total of 193 calls have been received, out of which 46 calls were related to telemedicine consultation.
Sinha informed that the citizens of Nagaland stranded in different parts of the country who are desirous of returning to the State have started applying through the returnees’ declaration form on the website ,and as at 4 p.m. Today, more than 15,500 have applied and have requested Government arrangement for transportation .
He further informed that the Inter-District movement of stranded persons to their home districts which started on May 7 and continued up till yesterday, and so far, a total of 7,409 passengers in 281 buses have travelled back to their respective districts from various locations of the State.
He also informed that the State Government has decided to further extend the date for inter-district movement of stranded persons from May 11 to 13 with the condition that preference will be given to those stranded persons who have registered themselves upto May 8 at the Facilitation Centers.
Further, any stranded person wishing to travel in a vehicle at his or her own arrangement and cost, are also allowed during the above relaxation period after getting permit from the respective DC. (Page News Service)