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No nCoV case reported in state so far: H&FW deptt

DIMAPUR, FEB 3 (NPN) | Publish Date: 2/3/2020 12:08:08 PM IST

Health & Family Welfare department on Monday informed that no coronavirus case has been reported in Nagaland so far.

Out of 33 persons, who had come to Nagaland from the affected countries, none of them were found to have symptoms of the virus, principal director H&FW, Dr. Vizolie Z. Suokhrie stated in a press note.

However, those coming from China have been quarantined in compliance of the extant protocol set by the Centre, Soukhrie added.

On Monday, Health minister, S. Pangnyu Phom on Monday held a meeting with the secretary, principal director, mission director (NHM) and departmental officers to review the situation of the 2019 nCoV (Novel Corona Virus) in the State. 

The department has taken up all necessary precautions to monitor such persons and has also set up necessary measures for any untoward events in conformity of the Central guidelines. 

While urging the public not to panic, H&FW has sought full cooperation, particularly from those who have/will be coming from affected countries to self declare by contacting the department at:- 7005435243, 9856071745 and7005539653.

It further requested all those who have visited the affected country(s) on or before January 15, 2020 to send their detailed address (Country, Province and address as well as Nagaland Address along with contact number) to the above mentioned contact numbers through text message or by WhatsApp. The personal information of these persons will be kept under the preview of confidentiality, Health & Family Welfare department stated.

 

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