1 more COVID-19 case; state tally now 4

1 more COVID-19 case; state tally now 4
Correspondent KOHIMA, MAY 26 (NPN) | Publish Date: 5/26/2020 1:00:58 PM IST

Another returnee who was among the 1463 who arrived Dimapur on May 22 from Chennai, was also tested positive for COVID-19 and with this the total of COVID-19 cases in Nagaland rose to four.

Health & Family Welfare minister S. Pangnyu Phom took to twitter, stating that “The +ve case of COVID19 was anticipated. We knew that this deadly virus will not spare our state when we decided to bring all returnees back.”

He further appealed all to remain calm and also not to discriminate the front line workers.

Health department officials informed Nagaland Post on Tuesday, that after being tested positive, the patient was moved to the COVID district hospital Kohima. The officials also informed that contact tracing was activated. 

Further, sources said that the BSL-3 (laboratory) had earlier operated with around 45 samples per day but was now operating to its full capacity of testing 90 samples.

Results of 305 awaited: It was also informed, that out of the 1405 samples sent for testing from the state, till 4 p.m. Tuesday, results of 1,100 samples had been received and four of which were tested positive. Results of the remaining 305 samples were awaited.

Special buses, trains to bring back stranded 

Responding to distress being faced by many people from Nagaland stranded in various states, the state government is trying to arrange various modes of transport to bring them before June 1.
According to principal secretary (Home) Abhijit Sinha, special trains will be arranged from Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Bangalore and Rajasthan and special buses from West Bengal, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Daman & Diu, Lucknow. 
In the light of the above arrangements, those who had applied for extended one-time assistance but wish to return by government arranged transportation were advised to cancel their applications on by utilising the withdrawal form.
 Sinha also informed that 370 stranded persons from Nagaland left Jaipur, Rajasthan by special train at around 3 p.m. Tuesday and were expected to reach Lumding around 8 a.m. on May 28. The state would then transport them by bus from Lumding to Dimapur. 
Over 15,000 register: A total of 15,007 online applications were received on the portal for one-time financial assistance of Rs 10,000 after the facility was opened from 10 am on May 23 to 10 am on May 26 for all stranded citizens of Nagaland who voluntarily opted to stay back at their respective places. 
Currently verification process was on and the government was likely to release the assistance from June 1, after completion of the verification process and other necessary formalities.
3982 return till date
A total of 3982 stranded persons have returned to Nagaland from various parts of India till May 26. This was informed by the Empowered Group control room, Dimapur. 
It said that 162 arrived from Arunachal Pradesh, 779 from Assam, 126 from Bihar, 108 from Delhi, 16 Gujarat, 378 from Haryana, 12 from Madhya Pradesh, 36 from Maharashtra, 175 from Manipur, 372 from Meghalaya, 18 from Mizoram, 5 from Rajasthan, 41 from Sikkim, 1469 from Tamil Nadu, 3 from Tripura, 31 from Uttar Pradesh and 251 West Bengal.  On May 26, 44 stranded persons arrived Nagaland, 40 by train from Delhi and four by private car from Tamenlong.

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