DIPR NAGA NEWS (20.06.2020)
June 20, 2020
BRIEFING ON COVID-19 ON 20TH JUNE 2020 FOR NAGALAND BY PRINCIPAL SECRETARY, HOME
The full text is as follows :
“As on today, the total number of positive cases in the State stands at 201. Out of this, the total active cases are 63, and 138 have recovered. All the positive persons are receiving medical care at the designated COVID-19 Hospitals. As per the severity of symptoms, all the 63 active cases are asymptomatic.
As of 4 pm today, a total of 8, 921 samples have been tested. Results of 7292 samples have been received and results of 1,629 samples are awaited.
In addition, a total of 2,196 samples have been tested by Truenat, out of which 23 samples tested positive and sent for confirmation by RT-PCR. Further 1,640 samples have tested negative and results of 531 samples are awaited.
A total 6,742 persons are presently under Facility Quarantine.
The State Government has today permitted with immediate effect plying of the local taxis and auto rickshaws in their respective areas of operation in all the 14 (fourteen) border administrative sub-divisions and its subordinate administrative circles. The local taxis and auto rickshaws are permitted to ply with the conditions, which among others, require that they carry not more than two and one passenger(s) respectively, and both the driver and passengers wear masks. The local taxis and auto rickshaws are also not to cross Inter-District and Inter-State boundaries.”
KMC INFORMS ON SAFE DISPOSAL OF USED PPEs
As per the advisory received from the Government for safe disposal of used Personal Protective Equipments (PPEs) such as Mask/Gloves etc. in public places posing serious health hazards in view of the prevailing COVID 19 pandemic, the Administrator KMC, Kovi Meyase has informed all general public to keep their PPEs such as Mask/gloves etc. separately for safe disposal.
All the Panchayat/Ward Sanitation Committees are also directed to inform their respective households to dispose/packed separately and handover to their respective sanitation vehicles or KMC vehicles for proper disposal at KMC dumping site, where a separate pit is already arranged for such disposal.
The Kohima Municipal Council also appeal to all citizens not to dispose any sort of used PPEs in public waste bins or public places for safety of all.
DC PEREN INFORMS
Deputy Commissioner Peren, Sentiwapang Aier in a circular has informed the ADC of Peren, Jalukie & Tening, SDO(C) Ahthibung and EAC Ngwalwa/Nsong that returnees released from Facility Quarantine Centres after completion of mandatory quarantine period will not be dropped till the Village Community Centre by Government arranged vehicles. Respective Village Authority/Parents shall make the necessary arrangement for their transport till the Village Community Centre in coordination with the respective Administrative Officers.
In this regard, respective Sub-divisional Administrative Officers have been asked to inform all the Villages under their jurisdiction to make necessary arrangements to transport the returnees from their respective Sub-divisional Headquarter to Village for Home Quarantine (Community Quarantine)
DC TUENSANG DIRECTS WARDS/SECTORS
Deputy Commissioner (DC) Tuensang, Kumar Ramnikant IAS has stated that some Wards /Sectors are not allowing frontline workers to enter their Wards /Sectors despite completion of 7(seven) days mandatory quarantine period after performing their roster duties and on testing negative for COVID-19. Therefore, all Wards /Sectors have been directed to allow unhindered passage to frontline workers who have completed 7 (seven) days mandatory quarantine period and tested negative for COVID-19.
Self – styled regulations by the wards /sectors is causing inconveniences and hampering the work of frontline workers in our collective fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Failure to comply with this order shall invite strict legal actions as per the provisions of the Law.
‘ACT OF KINDNESS’ DONATES
Act of Kindness, an NGO based at Dimapur donated washable masks to Chief Medical officer office today 20th May 2020.
CMO Dimapur Dr. Tiasunup thanked the NGO for the kind gesture and also requested them for also donating in the Quarantine centers to the brothers and sisters. The Act of Kindness officials said that they would definitely visit the QCs.
The medical staffs under CMO who are rendering selfless service in the fight against COVID 19, needs to be given masks everyday. Therefore, the washable cotton masks donated by Act of Kindness would be of great help, noted Deputy CMO Dr. Antonly.
DTF LONGLENG THANKS DTF WOKHA & MOKOKCHUNG
The Deputy Commissioner & Chairman District Task Force, Longleng extended sincere gratitude to the District Task Force Wokha and District Task Force Mokokchung for extending their kind help to the returnees of Longleng District by providing food, accommodation and also arranging transportation to ferry them on 15th and 18th June 2020 when unforeseen problems/difficulties came on the way en-route Longleng.
The District Task Force Longleng further wished the DTF Wokha and DTF Mokokchung that the Almighty God continue to blessed them in their efforts.
REPORT ON COVID-19 LOCK DOWN
Joint Secretary to the Government of Nagaland, Hiazu Meru informed that no violation of the lock down has been reported as on June 20. While issuing the report on Law & Order and Facilitation of Essential Goods & Services, he added that no incident of law & order has been reported in the State.
According to the report, all essential commodity shops remain opened in all the eleven districts of the State. The report also asserted that no shortage of essential commodities have been reported in any part of the State. It added that no movement restriction was imposed for the distribution of essential commodities and on e-commerce agents.
The report also informed that migrant workers affected by the COVID-19 restrictions were provided food & shelter and informed that there is 1(One) active relief/shelter camp and 1 (One) food camp. Further, 22(Twenty Two) persons were given food.
(Wepre Kronu, APRO)