Dimapur, May 11: Nagaland Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio today briefed the Prime Minister about the steps taken by the state for implementation of the lockdown, the measures taken for alleviating the distress of the people of Nagaland stranded outside, as well as migrant workers inside the state due to the lockdown, the ongoing inter-district movement of stranded people within the state and also the modalities being put in place for the stranded people of the state desiring to come back to Nagaland.
The Prime Minister of India held a Video Conference today with all the Chief Ministers of the States on the COVID-19 situation and the lockdown measures and the way forward.
Interacting with the Prime Minister of India, Rio was in view of the need for bringing the people of the State back in an orderly manner and requested for allowing only movement of Special Trains, and keeping on hold resumption of regular passenger train and air services for some more time.
The Chief Minister in the meeting was accompanied by the Deputy Chief Minister, the Minister Planning and Coordination, the Chief Secretary and senior officials of the State.
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister also had a meeting with the representatives of NBCC, Joint Christian Forum, and APO, AWO, AYO and ASU at Kohima today, and discussed on the COVID-19 situation and the matter regarding the return of the stranded citizens of the State back to Nagaland.
The situation arising in the State owing to the nationwide lockdown was discussed, and the need for taking comprehensive measures to become self reliant particularly in food grains and other food items was also highlighted.
The matter relating to burial of the body in the event of someone dying unfortunately because of COVID-19; in the village or church burial grounds without any discrimination, after observing all the laid down precautions was also deliberated upon.
The Chief Minister in the meeting was accompanied by the Minister for PWD (Housing & Mechanical), Advisor, Urban Development & Municipal Affairs and Khriehu Liezietsu, MLA, Chief Secretary and other senior officials. (Page News Service)