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State Govt likely to convert Kisama into quarantine centre


Kohima, May 18: The Government of Nagaland is likely to convert the much acclaimed Naga Heritage Village, Kisama, some 12 km from Kohima city, into quarantine centre for people who have entered the State.
Kisama is the main arena for the festival of festivals, Hornbill Festival, from December 1 to 10.
Nagaland Government is now requisitioning educational institutions, hostels, hotels and faith based institutions to convert into quarantine centres of COVID-19 for people who have entered the State, but so far it has left out Kisama, which could have been an idle location to quarantine people. The Government has converted Agri-Expo at Dimapur as a quarantine centre, but in Kohima Kisama has been left out.
But a senior official here said the Government is exploring possibility of converting Kisama into a quarantine centre for Kohima district. Kisama has several huts and concrete buildings with adequate water supply throughout the year.
Lately some groups have come out against quarantine centres adjoining to public places.
The school authorities have also suggested that schools and educational institutes should not be converted into quarantine centres as that would hamper normal functioning of the institutions. Some faith based organizations and churches have come forward to allot their institutions to be used as quarantine centres for the time being.
(Page News Service)