The Nagaland authorities has not counted an individual from the state who examined constructive for coronavirus on April 13 in Assam after a personal hospital referred him to a authorities facility in Guwahati. He later recovered from the illness.
Two males and one girl, all of their 20s, examined constructive for Covid-19 and at the moment are receiving therapy at two hospitals in Dimapur and Kohima, mentioned commissioner and secretary of the division of well being and household welfare, Menukhol John.
His situation is secure, however Nagaland is now not a inexperienced state, John mentioned.
“Sadly, 2 individuals in Dimapur and 1 in Kohima have examined constructive for Covid-19. Please do not panic. We have to deal with it with the utmost care and accountability. The required follow-up measures for contacts and containment measures are being taken, and the scenario is intently monitored, “Prime Minister Neiphiu Rio tweeted
Sadly, 2 individuals in Dimapur and 1 in Kohima have examined constructive for # COVID__19. Please do not panic … https://t.co/4GZmdl6AWW
– Neiphiu Rio (@Neiphiu_Rio) 1590387550000
“Our medical staff is doing all the pieces attainable to comprise the unfold of the virus. Aggressive surveillance of returnees has begun. We’re calling on the general public to not panic, nor to stigmatize sufferers,” mentioned John.
He mentioned the three individuals who examined constructive for coronavirus have been passengers on the primary Shramik particular practice that arrived in Mizoram from Chennai on Might 22.
A complete of 1,328 stranded Nagaland residents got here to the state on that practice and have been quarantined at authorities amenities within the Dimapur and Kohima districts.
Early within the day, chief secretary Temjen Toy He expressed concern that Nagaland might now not stay a crown-free state after the return of the migrants.
“Nagaland is at a vital stage as a result of to this point we have now been inexperienced. However with the arrival of hundreds of stranded residents from different components of the nation, we have no idea what is going to occur. We have no idea what number of will become constructive,” Toy instructed the media.
The chief secretary mentioned that Covid-19 is right here to remain and that folks ought to be taught to reside with it by taking precautions at each the person and institutional ranges.
Recalling the early days of the breakup of HIV / AIDS within the early 1990s in Nagaland, Toy mentioned that those that died of the illness weren’t even allowed to be buried in panic.
“However right this moment we have now individuals dwelling with AIDS amongst us and the variety of individuals contaminated is bigger than these days. There ought to be no undue concern of Covid-19 so long as we take precautions. The panic time is over and we have now to get severe to begin dwelling with Covid, “Toy mentioned.
As of Sunday, a complete of 1,066 samples have been analyzed and the outcomes of 1,001 have been unfavourable, whereas the results of 65 is predicted, he mentioned.
To this point, the state authorities has not thought-about reopening typical academic institutes, Toy mentioned, including that the varsity training division has organized to show them via tv, radio and social media.
“There’s nice danger and we’d not wish to make any selections in a rush to open faculties,” he mentioned.
The present settlement is for courses eight and above solely, and the division will quickly deal with the issue of lower-class college students, the chief secretary mentioned.