Dimapur, April 1: The Government of Nagaland is going all out to track people from Nagaland who may have attended the Nizamuddin Markaz religious congregation or may have been in the vicinity of that place in New Delhi, where some Covid-19 positive cases have been reported.
Minister Planning & Coordination and State Spokesperson for COVID-19, Neiba Kronu informed that tracking of each and every such individual from Nagaland who may have attended the Nizamuddin Markaz religious congregation or may have been in the vicinity of that place is going on in order to ascertain the detailed information and take other necessary action.
There is a nationwide search for suspected coronavirus cases after a large religious gathering at the Nizamuddin building emerged as a coronavirus hotspot with links to seven COVID-19 deaths. As per reports, over 300 coronavirus cases across India have been traced to the Delhi mosque event.
On the current status of COVID-19 in the State, Kronu said so far there are no COVID-19 cases in Nagaland with 25 of the 32 samples sent so far testing coming back negative while results for 7 samples are awaited.
He said a total of 4747 people including students who have returned from outside the state from 6th March 2020 onwards have self reported to the respective District Surveillance Teams and have been home quarantined, out of which 1146 have completed quarantine period.
He said that through the self declaration nCOVID-19 Nagaland App, a total number of 3905 persons have self registered in the app with all the required information duly filled in while 1165 persons have not completed their full details. He urged them to submit the full details because in doing so they are also contributing in the fight against COVID-19 in the State. Kronu also appealed to those who have entered the State after 6th March 2020 to self register in the App with full details.
Kronu expressed happiness over the continued support of the people in ensuring proper enforcement of all the lockdown measures. In Dimapur, certain additional measures have also been taken by the District administration and police for the lockdown starting from today, he said.
The availability of food grains, POL, medicines and all kinds of essential commodities continue to remain normal. In order to ensure that the prices of the commodities remain under control, the District administration has been keeping a strict vigil over the pricing of commodities, he said. (Page News Service)