155 returnees were quarantined at LFIQC: SCC

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 7/2/2020 10:03:29 AM IST

Sumi COVID-19 Committee (SCC) has informed that 155 returnees from 16 different communities of Dimapur, Peren and Mon districts were quarantined at Livingstone Foundation International Quarantine Center (LFIQC) out of which 17 were tested COVID-19 positive.

In a press release, SCC (LFIQC) convenor, N. Suhuto Chishi, who is also the youth secretary of Western Sümi Baptist Akukuhou Küqhakulu (WSBAK), informed that LFIQC had two groups of returnees from five different states, viz. Haryana, Hyderabad, Orissa, Bihar, and Delhi. 
The quarantine centre which is jointly managed by the Western Sümi Hoho (WSH) and WSBAK received the first group of returnees on May 25 and the second group on May 26. 
SCC said 74 returnees were from Peren district, 14 from Mon and 67 from Dimapur district. The committee provided the community wise data as follows: Dimapur District: Sumi-37, Lotha-6, Ao-7, Angami-2, Chang-1, Yimchungar-2, Phom-3, Nepali-2, Konyak-1, Garo-1, Kuki-1, Rongmei-1, Bengali-1, Bihari-1; Peren District: Zeliangrong- 74 and Mon District: Konyak- 14.
SCC said returnees were “swab tested” by the medical department, out of which 17 returnees were tested positive for COVID-19.  It said the positive returnees were immediately sent to Dimapur COVID Hospital for proper care and treatment.
 After completing all the necessary procedures, SCC said the remaining returnees were sent to their respective districts on different days. The last group of returnees (62 people) at LFIQC were released on June 24.
SCC said the LFIQC management team tried its best in taking care of the returnees. To boost the mental and spiritual health of the returnees, the committee said daily evening worship service was conducted and online counselling arranged.
The committee said the service was made possible because of the immense support from the churches, organizations and individuals.  It said the government of Nagaland also provided basic needs and required assistance.


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