Medical equipments: Another consignment to arrive today

Correspondent KOHIMA, MAR 31 (NPN) | Publish Date: 3/31/2020 12:58:08 PM IST

Another consignment of medical equipments, including personal protective equipment kits, hand gloves, hand sanitizers, N95 masks, portable ventilators, ICU ventilators, full face mask, etc, would reach Nagaland on Wednesday. 

Providing an update to newsmen on the status of COVID-19 in Nagaland here Tuesday, State government spokesperson for COVID-19 and planning & coordination, land revenue minister Neiba Kronu said the consignment had been dispatched from New Delhi to Guwahati, from where it would be transported by road on Wednesday to the State. He added 5,000 litres of sodium hypo chloride, gloves and sanitizers had also been received from Guwahati on Tuesday.

Kronu said altogether 25 samples had been sent for testing till 3.30 pm on Tuesday, out of which 22 had tested negative and results of the remaining three samples were awaited. 

Further, 4,704 individuals, including students who had returned from outside the State since March 6, had self-reported to their respective district surveillance teams and had been home quarantined, out of which 876 have completed quarantine, he added. 

According, to the minister, 3,905 persons had self-registered in the ncovid-19 Nagaland App by providing all the required information, while 1,165 persons have still not completed filling up their full details. He appealed to all those who had entered the State after March 6 to self-register in the app with their full details. He said altogether 36,494 persons had been screened in the State till date, while a total of 32,121 phone calls had also been received through the helpline numbers.

On availability of food grains, Kronu claimed the stock of essential commodities continued to be normal across the State. Further, he said the district level price monitoring committees had been instructed to constantly monitor the prices and fix rates of essential commodities along with the stakeholders like the chambers of commerce and industries and other trade bodies. Urging the people to strictly adhere to the lockdown measures in force and stay at home, the minister also called for strict adherence to social distancing norms while buying food and other essential commodities at shops. 

“We would also like to inform that all kinds of gatherings are barred, including religious congregations, during the lockdown period as such mass gatherings have the potential of easily allowing the spread of the virus, thereby putting lives of many people in serious danger,” he reiterated. Advising all faith-based organisations to completely refrain from holding any religious congregation of any kind that could see gathering of a large number of people during the lockdown, Kronu remarked “Together We Can: Nagaland Against COVID-19!”


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