Nagaland COVID-19: Telephonic counselling service announced

DIMAPUR, APR 1 (NPN) | Publish Date: 4/1/2020 1:26:46 PM IST

Realising the potential of the lockdown measures because of COVID-19 pandemic to adversely affect mental well-being of the general public, All Nagaland Counsellors’ Association (ANCA) has volunteered to render telephonic counselling services, especially to those under quarantine.

In a statement, the State government asked those requiring counselling to send request through Whatsapp to 70052 51298. Separate time slots too have been fixed for counselling – those at quarantine facility can send request between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., under home quarantine between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. and for others between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m.

Meanwhile, the State continued to be free from COVID-19 with out of the 32 samples being sent for testing, 26 had tested negative till 3 p.m. on Wednesday, while results of six samples are awaited. 

The government said it had some information about people of Nagaland who might have attended the Nizamuddin Markaj religious congregation or might have been in the vicinity in New Delhi, where some COVID-19 positive cases have been reported, and claimed that they were being tracked to ascertain detail information and take necessary action.

Further, 4,747 persons, including students, who have returned from outside the State from March 6 had self-reported to their respective district surveillance teams and have been home quarantined, out of which 1,146 have completed their quarantine.

Also, 3,905 individuals have self-registered on ncovid-19 Nagaland app by providing all the required information, while 1,165 persons were yet to provide their full details and have been once again asked to do so. Those who had entered the State after March 6 have also been asked to self-register in the app with full details.

The State government expressed its happiness at the continued support of the people in ensuring proper enforcement of the lockdown measures. 

In Dimapur, certain additional measures had also been taken by the district administration and police for the lockdown and the government called on all citizens to extend their cooperation. 

Claiming that the availability of food grains, petroleum products, medicines and all kinds of essential commodities continued to remain normal, the government said the district administrations were also keeping a strict vigil to ensure that prices of commodities remained under control. 


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