Dimapur, May 22: A Non Commissioned Officer (NCO) of Nagaland Police posted in Delhi has tested positive for COVID-19 at RML Hospital Delhi on Thursday night following complain of mild symptom. He is presently undergoing treatment at LNJP Hospital, Delhi and is recovering well.
State Principal Home Secretary, Abhijit Sinha informed that Nagaland Police personnel in Delhi who were in close contact with the NCO who tested positive have been traced and samples of 12 such persons have been sent for testing. The patrolling party of the NCO, who tested positive, has also been placed under institutional quarantine facility at Kashmere Gate, Delhi.
985 samples tested negative
As regard the testing of suspected samples in the State, out of a total of 1008 samples sent for testing, 985 samples have tested negative, while results for 23 samples are awaited.
Sinha informed that testing of suspected samples for COVID-19 has commenced in the BSL-3 lab at NHAK, which was inaugurated on Thursday.
As regard the one time financial assistance in the form of cash grant to persons from Nagaland stranded outside the State, and those who have voluntarily opted to stay back in their respective places, till now 3086 persons have been paid Rs 10,000 each, amounting to Rs 3.8 crore in total. (Page News Service)