Naga News

DIPR Naga News (11.07.2020)


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“As on today, the total number of positive cases in the State stands at 748. All the positive persons are receiving medical care at the designated COVID-19 Hospitals and COVID-19 Care Centres. Further, active surveillance and contact tracing is in progress to prevent further spreading of the infection.

Out of the 748 positive cases, the total active cases are 435, and 313 have recovered. As per the severity of symptoms, 431 active cases are asymptomatic and 4 active cases are mild.

Till date, a total of 16,037 samples have been sent for testing through RT-PCR. Results of 14,971 samples have been received. Out of the 16,037 samples, 10,381 samples have been received at the BSL-3 lab at the Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK) and at the BSL-2 lab at the CIHSR, Dimapur and a total of 9,889 samples have been tested, out of which 532 samples have tested positive.

In addition a total of 9, 371 samples have been sent for testing on Truenat. 8,817 samples have tested negative, and 264 samples have tested positive which have been sent for confirmation by RT-PCR.

A total of 3,431 persons are right now under Facility Quarantine.

If anyone develops any signs and symptoms of Cough, Fever or Difficulty in Breathing, he/she may contact the State Helpline Number 1800 345 0019 of the Health & Family Welfare Department.”




In continuation of the efforts against encroachment on the Government Purchased Lands at Yimparasa, Bhandari and Longayim in Wokha District, an Anti-encroachment drive was carried out by a joint team consisting of Forest, District Administration and Police on 10th July 2020.

The joint team cleared off more than 10,000 trees from the illegal plantations at the three Government purchased lands consisting of Teak, Khonkon, Betelnut and Yongjak trees apart from bananas from around 50 acres of land.

The Anti- encroachment Team also dismantled and burnt down around 20 farm huts, destroyed fencings, fishery ponds and illegally paved approach roads by digging trenches.

During the drive one JCB which was engaged and pressed to work, dug trenches over the motorable approach roads, pulled down fences and refilled and closed the fishery bonds.

Earlier in the day, briefing the team at the Merapani, Forest Range Office, Divisional Forest Officer, (DFO) Wokha, Zuthunglo Patton, IFS said that the  purpose of the anti encroachment drive  was to protect Government property by removing encroachment from the Government purchased lands of Yimparasa, Bhandari and Longayim.

The team also reiterated that illegal activities in and around the same areas would be continuously monitored by concerned authorities to prevent any future encroachment. It further stated that legal actions would henceforth be initiated against anyone found guilty of encroaching on these Government purchased lands in future

The joint team led by the Divisional Forest Officer, Wokha, Superintendent of Police, Wokha, Addl. SP Wokha, SDO(C) Wokha, SDO (C) Bhandari, EAC Bhandari, Asst. Commandant 12 IR Camp Merapani, SDPO Bhandari and others consisted personnel from Forest department, District Administration and Police department to carry out the Anti-encroachment drive.

(APRO Bhandari)


The venue for the programme with regard to COVID-19 frontline accolade which was earlier scheduled to be held at Town Hall Dimapur has now been shifted at DBID hall Don Bosco campus Dimapur. The timing and program remains the same. This is for information to all concern.

(DPRO Dimapur)


The ADC & Administrator Longleng Town Council, D. Robin has informed that in view of the On-going lockdown and the resultant issues related to price of meat items and other essential commodities, a coordination meeting was held on 10th July 2020 at the Office of the ADC & Administrator Longleng Town Council with representatives from DDs, Chamber of Commerce & Industries and NGOs. The house after thorough deliberation approved the prices on the following items as mentioned below.

Sl. No. Items Maximum Rates
1. Beef Mixed (cow) Rs.230/- Kg
2. Beef Hoof (cow) Rs.50/- Kg
3. Beef Mixed (buffalo) Rs.230/- Kg
4. Beef Special (buffalo) RS.250/-KR
5. Bovine (milium) Rs.250/- Kg
6. Pork (live weight) Rs.230/- Kg
7. Pork (dressed retail) Rs.250/- Kg
8. Chicken Broiler (live) Rs.230/- Kg
9. Chicken Broiler (dressed retail) Rs.250/- Kg
10. Piglets (Two Months completed) Rs.3500/-


  1. The whole sale of live meal products/items to private individuals is strictly prohibited for LTC registered Butcher. However it may be considered/exempted for certain condition on emergency grounds.
  2. The above revised rate is temporary and shall be rolled back to previous existing rates as and when the current situation due to Covid-19 normalized.
  3. The Chamber of Commerce & Industries Longleng is entrusted for temporary fixation of reasonable rate for chilies, tomato and other vegetable items.
  4. The above prescribed rate is the maximum which has to be followed by all concern.
  5. Proper maintenance of standard weighing machine should be ensured. It is recommended to use electronic weighing machines by all concerned.
  6. Unauthorized sale of meat portion without standard weighing is hereby banned with immediate effect.
  7. Dobashis (DBs) are henceforth empowered to conduct surprise checking to curb malpractice and for ensuring cleanliness in the market from time to time.
  8. Strict/stringent action shall be initiated against defaulters which may even include the cancellation of trade permit/license.
  9. This Order will come into force with effect from 13th July, 2020.


(Mangjong, IA Longleng)