DIPR Naga News (29.06.2020)
June 29, 2020
BRIEFING ON COVID-19 ON 29th JUNE 2020 FOR NAGALAND BY PRINCIPAL SECRETARY, HOME
The full text is as follows:
“The Cabinet in its meeting today received briefings on the COVID -19 situation in the State from the Health Department and the Home Department and reviewed the existing lock down measures. The Cabinet decided to extend/continue the lock down in the State up till 15th July 2020.
An order has been accordingly issued today that the existing guidelines with regard to the Lockdown in all parts of the State issued by the order dated 04.05.2020, subject to relaxations issued by subsequent order dated 10th June 2020 regarding opening of religious places/ places of worship for public, and the order dated 20th June 2020 regarding plying of local taxis and auto rickshaws in the border sub-divisions; shall continue to remain operative in Nagaland till 15th July 2020.
As on today, the total number of positive cases in the State stands at 434. Out of this, the total active cases are 266, and 168 have recovered. All the positive persons are receiving medical care at the designated COVID-19 Hospitals. As per the severity of symptoms, all the 266 active cases are asymptomatic.
Till date, a total of 11,661 samples have been sent for testing. Out of these 11,661 samples, 7,868 samples have been received at the BSL-3 lab at the Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK) and a total of 7,637 samples have been tested, out of which 360 samples have tested positive. In addition a total of 4,897 samples have been tested by Truenat, out of which 85 samples tested positive and sent for confirmation by RT-PCR.
A total of 5181 persons are presently under Facility Quarantine.”
EXISTING LOCKDOWN GUIDELINES TO REMAIN OPERATIVE
The existing guidelines with regard to the Lockdown in all parts of the State issued vide Order of even number dated 04.05.2020, subject to relaxations issued vide Order of even number dated 10th June 2020 regarding opening of religious places/places of worship for public, and Order of even number dated 20th June 2020 regarding plying of local taxis and auto rickshaws in the border sub divisions; shall continue to remain operative in Nagaland till 15th July 2020. This was stated in an order issued by the Chief Secretary, Nagaland.
KOHIMA DTF TAKES UP ISSUES ON COVID RELATED SAFETY PROTOCOLS
Kohima District Task Force meeting held at Deputy Commissioner’s Office chamber on 29th July 2020 chaired by DC and Chairman DTF, Gregory Thejawelie NCS.
The meeting took up various issues in regard to COVID related activities and safety protocols and measures undertaken at different locations. On the issue of burning the used PPEs and waste disposal at NHAK, the DTF decided that KMC will arrange transportation for collection of waste and pit for disposal at the KMC dumping site Dzürüzou, Meriema provided that NHAK to arrange trained manpower to be put in place to handle the disposal. On the same issue at Oki Hotel, the meeting decided that the same protocol as of the NHAK can be followed.
In regard to BRTF leave returnees to the district as requested by their Commander, the DTF decided to accommodate the returnees as and when their designated quarantine centre is fully been occupied.
The chairman also conveyed the decision of Cabinet meeting in regard to extension of lockdown till July 15, 2020 in the State and further informed that the present lockdown measures in the district will continue, which will be notified.
CMO Dr.Vezokholu informed the members that medical team stationed inside the containment zone at Upper PWD has till date covered 97 houses by obtaining all the necessary safety protocols for the safety of the colony people.
The meeting also recommended for release of returnees from Kohima, Zunheboto, Mokokchung, Phek, Tuensang, Wokha, Kiphire, Longleng and from Paid Quarantine Hotel to Chief Secretary for further approval.
SAO CHANG COLLEGE TO BE COVID CARE CENTRE
The Tuensang District Task Force for COVID 19 had a meeting at DC Conference Hall Tuensang under the chairmanship of Kumar Ramnikant, IAS, DC and Chairman DTF Tuensang.
The house agreed to re-designate Sao Chang college quarantine center to a dedicated COVID care centre wherein asymptomatic COVID 19 positive cases will be admitted and managed. Sao Chang College will cease to function as a quarantine centre.
Govt. Industrial Training Centre has been designated to quarantine male returnees who are untested for COVID-19 while untested female returnees will be quarantined at St. John Higher secondary school.
The house also discussed on the shortage of ambulances at PHC Longpang. As the PHC is looking after the general OPD of the district there is an urgent need for an ambulance. The House agreed to appraise the Government on the matter.
(Thungti, IA Tuensang)
SCHOOL EDUCATION DEPT NOTIFIES
Principal Director School Education, ShanavasC, IAS has notified for the information of Heads of all types of schools (Under State & Central Govts. & Private managements ) functioning within the State of Nagaland that the exercise of collection of data for the UDISE+ has been undertaken by the District Education Officers and soft copies of the formats already issued to all concerned.
It was noticed in earlier occasions that many school heads provide inflated and inaccurate data without proper application of minds. Heads of schools have been therefore directed to devote enough time to understand the meaning of various parameters being used in the UDISE+ format and ensure that the data furnished by them are accurate and complete in all sense and the formats are submitted within the prescribed last date of submission.
All concerned have been cautioned that that accountability will be fixed at all levels of data collection and furnishing of false/inaccurate/incomplete data would lead to closure/de-recognition/withdrawal of NOC of schools as per provisions of RTE Act, 2009.
DC LONGLENG ISSUES ORDER
In order to contain and control the spread of Noval coronavirus in the district the Deputy Commissioner, Longleng M. ShayungPhom has issued an order in the interest of public health and safety, the following regulatory measures/restrictions and promulgated with immediate effect.
- All truck and other heavy motor vehicles, which are loaded and are en-route Longleng bringing essential commodities and other materials, will be permitted to enter the district till midnight of 29th June 2020. No vehicles bringing essential commodities from Assam will be permitted to enter the district after the aforementioned time period till the 6th July 2020 or until further order.
- All shops and business establishments which received commodities from the 23rd June 2020 till the date of issue of this order of this order shall remain closed untill further orders.
LONGLENG QUARANTINE CENTERS DISCHARGE EIGHTY INMATES
On 29th June 2020 eighty inmates, including three drivers, were discharge from RUSA Quarantine center Yingli and Yingli quarantine center Longleng for home quarantine after completion of 21 days institutional quarantine, the result of the discharge inmates tested negative, the discharge inmates were mostly from Bangalore.
All necessary instructions and advice were given by the doctors before they were released.
(Manjong Phom, IA Longleng)
LAW & ORDER AND FACILITATION SERVICES IN THE STATE AS ON 28th JUNE 2020
The State Emergency Operation Centre COVID-19 Control room Kohima has issued the report on Law & Order across the state as on 28th June, 2020. Joint Secretary to the Government of Nagaland, Hiazu Meru stated in the report that, there Two (2) persons violated the orders of Lock down and Curfew, meanwhile four (4) persons bound down.
Shops for food grains, groceries, and milk and medicine were opened in all the Districts of Nagaland, and there was no report of any shortage of food grains, groceries, Milk and Medicine in the state.
The report further stated that, there was no restriction on movement of essential service providers like electricity, telecom facilities, medical facilities etc and personnel/workers in manufacturing units and commercial vehicles for distribution of essential commodities and e-commerce.
It is also reported that, suitable arrangements have been made for providing food & shelter to migrant workers affected by the COVID-19 restrictions. The report further stated that there is 1 (One) active relief shelter camps and 1(one) active food camp.
(K.Zeliang, Asst Director)