COVID-19: State Sectt office complex sealed for 48 hrs; 2 deaths in Dimapur

DIMAPUR, NOV 15 (NPN) | Publish Date: 11/15/2020 1:44:00 PM IST

 Following the detection of several COVID-19 positive cases, the Nagaland Civil Secretariat office complex, Kohima has been declared as ‘sealed area’ for a period of 48 hours with effect from November 16 till November 17.

In a notification, ADC Kohima Lithrongla Tongpi Rutsa stated that sealing has been done as per the guidelines on preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 in workplace settings issued by the Health ministry.

Fumigation of the premises will be carried out and aggressive contact tracing will be initiated following all health safety measures and SOPs of the government, ADC said.

The sealed area has been mapped and cordoned off and the public and all concerned have been advised to follow all safety precautions, maintain social/physical distance to ensure public hygiene and personal safety within the proximity of the sealed area.

2 deaths in Dimapur 

Dimapur district has reported two more COVID-19 fatalities. Health officials informed that two deaths were reported in Dimapur, taking the state’s death toll to 56.

As per Health department’s data Sunday, out of 56 deaths, 6 were not COVID related while 4 deaths were under investigation.

Though the Health & Family Welfare department has not admitted that community transmission has also taken place in Nagaland, COVID-19 cases continue to show a spike in cases and inability of contact tracing. The spikes are mainly in Dimapur and Kohima where markets as well as offices are functioning near-normal.

Despite strict safety protocols in place, the Nagaland Secretariat has been sealed due to recent confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Even as the state government is vainly trying to resume normal functioning, reports of spike in COVID-19 cases among government employees including some ministers has been reported.

The recent by-polls may have exposed thousands of people to COVID-19 during electioneering campaigns but it has not left even the State Election department unaffected. According to reports over 60 staff and employees under the Election department have reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.


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