5 frontline workers test positive for COVID

5 frontline workers test positive for COVID
Correspondent KOHIMA, JUN 25 (NPN) | Publish Date: 6/25/2020 1:14:22 PM IST

Five frontline workers, stationed in Dimapur and Kohima have been infected with COVID-19 while on duty.

Informing this at a press briefing, Health & Family Welfare principal director, Dr. Vizolie Z. Suokhrie said that the 5 cases included-- four bus drivers on quarantine duty (two of them tested positive on June 23 and two on June 25) and a receptionist at Naga Hospital Authority Kohima, who tested positive on June 25.

In this regard, Health officials activated contact tracing and also sealed entry and exit points of Upper PWD colony Thursday afternoon as the employee of NHAK was a resident of that colony, he said. Dr. Suokhrie said it was too early to point towards community transmission. He, however, said that contact tracing was completed and tests would be carried out on those who may have come in contact with the infected person. With regard to the bus drivers, Dr. Suokhrie said that since they were on duty  at the quarantine centres, there was no need for containment of the localities they reside in. Three of the drivers were employees of a private school in Dimapur and the other person, a government driver posted in Kohima.

PD stated that all the five persons had contracted the virus through local transmission, as had come in contact with the high risk returnees.

Meanwhile, a police personnel stationed at the Mon quarantine centre had tested positive of COVID-19 through TrueNat machine.

Talking to Nagaland Post DC Mon Thavaseelan K. said that the policeman showed all the symptoms like fever, sore throat, body ache etc. He was shifted to COVID hospital and was tested through TrueNat machine, which showed positive. However, his samples were sent to Dibrugarh lab for further confirmation through RT-PCR machine.



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