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LH welcomes lockdown extension

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 4/16/2020 9:49:26 AM IST

Lotha Hoho (LH) has welcomed and supported the COVID-19 lockdown extension in Nagaland, saying that the lockdown was the only way to prevent infection since state did not have the needed medical facilities to take care of coronavirus patients.

In a press release, LH president Mhondamo Ovung and general secretary Aben Ngullie asserted that the state government should, if necessary, further extend the lockdown. Meanwhile, drawing attention to home commissioner Abhijit Sinha’s remark that no organisation was permitted/authorised to implement the lockdown, the LH said that present crisis being a human/social problem, the concerted effort/involvement of all organisations and individuals was essential.

The hoho reminded that even the chief minister had appealed to all citizens to extend cooperation in jointly fighting the COVID-19

LH said has also been supporting the government initiatives in whatever way it could to fight the pandemic, adding that the people represented by NGOs and civil society organisations cannot be excluded or neglected. “If such exclusion is deliberate, it can be questioned as to whether it is to avoid transparency since substantial fund and aid are made available from the GoI, state, private, civil organisations, individuals etc, for the effort to fight against COVID-19,” LH maintained.

The hoho has, therefore, urged the home commissioner to review his statement and if it was an official direction from higher up then that responsible authority must clarify.

Meanwhile, LH has also appreciated the involvement of all NGOs and civil society organisations in the initiative to prevent spread of COVID-19 in Nagaland.


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