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COVID-19: 948 samples tested negative

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Dimapur, May 19: Out of a total of 978 suspected COVID-19 samples sent for testing from Nagaland so far, 948 samples have tested negative, while the results for 30 samples are awaited In addition, through the Truenat testing machine, so far a total of 26 samples have been tested and all are negative.
A total of 922 persons are presently under facility quarantine in Nagaland while 744 persons are under home quarantine, informed Principal Home Secretary, Abhijit Sinha IAS in his daily briefing on status of COVID-19 in the State.
Sinha informed that on Tuesday the State Cabinet held a meeting and received briefings from the Home Department on the various lockdown measures presently in force in the State and also about the quarantining arrangements being made for the citizens of Nagaland returning to the State.
He informed that a special train will depart from Chennai, Tamil Nadu on Tuesday with 1467 stranded citizens of Nagaland for Dimapur. The train is expected to reach Dimapur in the afternoon of May 22.
As regard the one time financial assistance in the form of cash grant to persons from Nagaland stranded outside the State, and who have voluntarily opted to stay back in their respective places, till now 1071 persons have been paid Rs 10,000 each, amounting to Rs 1.07 crores in total.
On the Nagaland COVID-19 toll free helpline number – 1800-345-0019 of the Health & Family Welfare Department till Tuesday afternoon (4 pm) of May 18, a total of 771 calls have been registered for telemedicine consultation, mental health counseling, digital support for app users, COVID information centre and complaints and grievance redressal.
As of today, 1002 persons are currently being monitored through the nCOVID-19 Nagaland- Visitors App.
(Page News Service)