State’s COVID tally rises to 118

State’s COVID tally rises to 118
Correspondent KOHIMA, JUN 7 (NPN) | Publish Date: 6/7/2020 1:09:18 PM IST

With 11 more COVID-19 positive cases reported on Sunday, the tally in Nagaland rose to 118-- 110 active cases and 8 recovered.

In a tweet, Health & Family Welfare minister S Pangnyu Phom stated that 348 samples (318+30) were collected from various quarantine centres in Dimapur, out of which 11 had tested positive. With this the state tally rose to 118 positive cases. 

According to reports, 10 of the patients had recently returned from Chennai and one from Delhi. (See table for details)

Meanwhile, addressing media persons at secretariat conference hall here, High Powered Committee (HPC) spokesperson for COVID-19 related activities and Planning & Coordination minister Neiba Kronu said that all positive persons were receiving medical care at designated COVID hospitals while active surveillance was on to prevent further spread of the infection.

He appreciated the frontline workers for their tireless efforts in taking care of the COVID patients, stating they deserved applause.  

Kronu informed the media that the State cabinet had deliberated on the existing standard operating procedure (SOP) for the returnees and, considering the need for further streamlining it, decided to allow paid quarantine to those who wished to avail it.

Training for inmates: The minister said the government had also asked the returnees to provide their full names and addresses and work experience or the trade they were involved to help develop institutional mechanism for skill up-gradation and training so that people who chose to stay back would be gainfully employed and earn their living.  

He said the cabinet also directed director general of police John Longkumer to identify people circulating fake images and videos on social media and punish them as per law.

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