Kohima, July 3: The Government of Nagaland has assured that community spread of novel coronavirus in the State capital has been contained and asked people not to panic.
Government source said community spread has been contained but surveillance team is proactively on the job.
Kohima was put on high alert after an employee at Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK) was tested positive for COVID-19 – a resident of PWD colony. Later on July 1, an official of Kohima Smart City was tested positive due to local transmission but the person was reportedly asymptomatic patient and admitted to a COVID hospital.
After conducting contact tracing exercise, 56 persons were tested but their results were negative. Even after negative results all have been advised to go for home quarantine for few days before resuming their duties.
PWD colony still remains containment zone and movement of people is restricted in the area.
On the possibility of total lockdown if there is community spread, a Government source said the SOP of current lockdown will continue to be enforced, but Government will reconsider if situation demands.
The State Cabinet today also reviewed the situation in the State.
(Page News Service)