Dimapur, July 19: As decided during the District Task Force Meeting for COVID-19, to prevent the spread of the virus (COVID-19), the DTF in collaboration with the Medical department conducted Random Antigen Test (RAT) at 6 locations within Wokha town area on July 19.
The testing was focused mainly for the business establishments, vegetables vendors and shop keepers. Altogether 450 samples were collected for testing and out of which one (1) turned out to be positive. Testings were done at the following locations NST colony, Chukitong Taxi stand, Co-operative Bank, PWD junction, daily bazaar and police point area.
Wokha District Chambers of Commerce & Industries (WDCCI) led by its president, Renpithung Kikon also assisted the testing team in mobilizing and encouraging the business community to come forward for the testing, and as requested by the WDCCI many members turned up in large number for the testing. Kikon also acknowledges the DTF for initiating the random testing for the business community and assured of their fullest co-operation in days to come also.
The Random Antigen Test will continue till the July 23 in the urban areas after which the same will be conducted in phase manner covering the entire district. Tomorrow the Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) will be conducted at Vankhosung Mission Centre and APMC, Wokha Village on July 22 and Longsa village on July 23.
The District Task Force also requested all colonies Council Chairman and Village Councils to assist the Medical Department/ Testing team during the testing exercise, and urged the public to comply with the existing SOPs with regard to COVID-19 during the exercise. The testing will start from 8 a.m. onwards. (Page News Service)