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Tests on close contacts of COVID-19 positive NHAK worker return negative


Kohima, June 29: State Nodal Officer for Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme, Dr Nyan Kikon today informed that aggressive contact tracing is being carried through house to house surveillance of persons coming in close contact with the worker of Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK), who tested positive for COVID-19 on June 24 last.
A group of 10 NHAK workers were tested for COVID-19 on June 23 while only his result was positive the next day.
The district administration had cordoned the residential area of the NHAK worker at PWD area the same day while health department launched community surveillance in the colony the next day.
This has led to aggressive contact tracing and the contact list of those who came into close contact with the infected person has been expanding, said Dr Kikon.
So far the list has crossed 100 of them, he said, adding that swab test of more than 50 of them, including his family members have been conducted and all of them are negative.
He however asserted that they are still kept under observation and the second test, either in lab or TrueNat machine, will be carried out on them very soon.
Dr Kikon also informed that those close contacts within the containment zone in PWD colony will have to remain within their homes while those in other colonies have been taken to quarantine centres. (Page News Service)