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Most COVID deaths linked to persons involved in business &shops: CMO Dimapur

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Appeals to Dimapurians to follow Do’s & Don’ts for COVID-19
Dimapur, July 28: Chief Medical Officer Dimapur, Dr Tiasunep Pongener today said that the state in entering into a crucial stage in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The CMO expressed worry stating that “most of the deaths are linked to persons involved in businesses and shops”, which tells that transmission must have occurred in the market places and shopping areas.
He said this lockdown has been imposed at the right time so as to save everyone from getting infected during shopping/marketing/loitering/roaming around etc.
The CMO observed that during the past one week mortality, especially among the older age group and those with co-morbidity is increasing and the number of positive cases among the general public is also alarmingly on the rise. He called for support and cooperation from the public in their investigation and contact tracing and in their efforts to collect data on the field at any time of the day.
“At this stage we cannot stop the Virus transmission completely, but definitely you and I can control and contain the spread to a certain extent so as to buy some time before we get a vaccine or a definitive and effective drug which may come in a few months time,” the CMO stated in an “Appeal to the citizens of Dimapur” issued today.
The CMO pointed that all were very serious about wearing masks and implementing strict do’s and don’ts many months before Corona actually came to Nagaland but after the virus entered the state, everybody seems to be so casual and reckless, which is a major concern for all.
“If the trend continues, then we are headed to a point of no return with devastating after effects and loss of many lives,” he stated and appealed to everyone to be a better and responsible citizen by observing all the guidelines and measures implemented by the Government agencies, Municipal Council, Village Councils, Colony Councils, CBOs, FBOs, Churches etc in order to save our state from any major catastrophe.
“The Do’s and Don’ts for COVID-19 pandemic is available everywhere, so we are not repeating again, but with our folded hands we are requesting all our citizens to follow precautionary measures such as social distancing, wearing of mask, hand hygiene, use of sanitizrs, not spitting everywhere, not loitering around, no mass gathering etc.,” he stated adding, “If each of us practice these simple fundamentals then it will take a long way in containing the spread and maintain a controllable state of cross-infection and transmission”. (Page News Service)