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17 samples tested negative, results of 5 samples awaited
Dimapur, March 29: Nagaland Home Commissioner, Abhijit Sinha, IAS today informed that a total of 3982 people, including students, who have returned from outside the State since 6th March 2020 onwards have self reported to the respective District Surveillance Teams and are under home quarantine. Out of which, 3590 are presently under home quarantine and 392 have completed the quarantine period.
Giving the Covid-19 status in the State as of Sunday afternoon, he said out of 22 samples sent for testing, 17 were negative and results of 5 are awaited.
On availability of essential commodities and goods across the State, he said this continues to be normal. Reports are being received from the districts on daily basis. The PDS food grains in the state is also sufficient and will be enough for three and a half months, he said.
He informed that the Department of Health & Family Welfare has distributed a total of 740 PPE to all the 11 districts; 200 for Kohima, 100 for Dimapur, 90 each to Mokochung and Mon, 50 to Wokha, 40 each to Tuensang, Phek and Zunheboto and 30 each to Kiphire, Peren and Longleng. The rest of the stocks have been kept at the State headquarters. Also, the department has kept ready 133 ambulances for emergency, pooled in from the Churches, Para Military, NGOs, individuals, private hospitals and the Government.
A total of 1523 persons have self registered in the app after its launching by the Chief Minister of Nagaland on March 28. Sinha requested the remaining 312 persons who have not completed their full details to submit and be a part in the fight against covid-19. He further requested those who have entered the State after 6th March 2020 to self register in the app with full details.
Sinha also informed that a State Level Control Room during Covid-19 lockdown has also set up, whose numbers are 0370- 2291122 and 0370-2291120 for any grievance being faced by anyone due to lockdown measures. Any person from Nagaland who is outside the state and is stranded or facing hardships because of the lockdown may also be contacted at the given numbers.
He appealed to the public to continue strictly adhering to the directives issued and stay at home unless unavoidable for buying food and other essential commodities. (Page News Service)