No COVID-19 cases in state so far: H&FW

DIMAPUR, APR 2 (NPN) | Publish Date: 4/2/2020 12:54:17 PM IST

State health and family welfare (H&FW) department Thursday informed that no person has been tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Nagaland till date.

Sharing daily update on the status of CODIV-19 in the state as of 4pm April 2, 2020, the principal director H&FW, Dr. Vizolie Z Suokhrie, disclosed that out of 40 samples sent for testing, 32 persons tested negative while eight test results were awaited. He also stated that 1,667 persons were screened on April 2, 2020.
Dr. Suokhrie further disclosed that cumulative number of persons put under quarantine was 5,350. He added that out of the total, 1,789 persons were out of quarantine while 3,561 persons continued to remain on quarantine. He also informed that number of foreigners in the state at present was 20.
Meanwhile, Nagaland government has established contact with 48 individuals from Nagaland who had the visited the religious congregation organised by Tablighi Markaz at Nizamuddin, New Delhi or had been in close vicinity to that place.
While 20 people are still outside Nagaland, only two out of the remaining 28 had attended the congregation and they have been put under quarantine at the government facilities, state government spokesperson and planning & coordination, land revenue minister Neiba Kronu disclosed this during the daily briefing on status of COVID-19.
Fortunately, the samples of these two persons that were sent for testing have been found to be negative, he added. On the remaining individuals who were in the vicinity where congregation was held or had just crossed that location, Kronu said they were under home quarantine and none of them have exhibited any symptoms  so far.
Further, another consignment of essential medical equipments and accessories that was flown in from Delhi to Guwahati on Wednesday by Indian Airlines has reached Kohima.
Kronu said that a team from Health department led by principal director Dr Vizolie Z Suokhrie visited Mon, Longleng and Tuensang districts on Thursday to oversee the designated COVID-19 quarantine facilities and hospitals. 
With regard to availability of food and essential commodities, the situation continued to remain normal, even as the district administrations had again been asked to monitor the prices and keep the same under control. Kronu further sought the cooperation and support of the citizens for the various measures imposed for enforcing the lockdown.


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