Thursday, August 18, 2022

Face mask mandate to resume in Dimapur

In view of the surge in Covid-19 cases, the deputy commissioner (DC) Dimapur has notified that wearing of face mask would be compulsory in public places and markets.
In an advisory, DC Dimapur Sachin Jaiswal advised the public to take preventive and precautionary measure against the spread of Covid-19 within the district.
Organizers of social, cultural, sports, political, religious, academic functions and all other kinds of public gatherings have been requested to observe Covid-19 appropriate behaviour— wearing of face mask, sanitizing of hands, sanitizing the premises and ensure social distancing.
Since Dimapur is witnessing a low percentage of “Covid-19 booster dose” vaccination, the public has been encouraged to get vaccinated with the Covid-19 booster dose, which can be availed at the District Hospital Dimapur and other government health units within the district.
Further, all shop owners under Dimapur district have been directed to arrange facilities for hand sanitization and sanitization of their shop premise.
Precautionary measures: A meeting of the Dimapur District Task Force (DTF) for COVID-19, convened by DC Dimapur on Thursday deliberated on precautionary measures and preparedness for possible rise of Covid-19 in the district. At the meeting, the members discussed how various steps could be taken such as creating awareness on the importance of booster dose, wearing a mask, social gatherings, etc. through various platforms.
The chief medical officer (CMO) Dimapur, Dr. Moa Jamir, gave a powerpoint presentation on the current situation and comparative study of the COVID-19 situation in the district. Dr. Moa informed that currently Dimapur has 18 COVID-19 positive cases out of which four were admitted to CHISR.
He pointed out that from January-June 2022, 30034 people were tested out of which 2378 were tested COVID-19 positive and 29 deaths were reported.
On availability of bed occupancy as of July 13, 2022, CMO informed that the district hospital has 11 normal beds, 50 oxygen-supported beds, 10 ICU beds, and four ventilator beds while CHISR has 15 normal beds, 200 oxygen-supported beds, 17 ICU beds, and 11 ventilator beds.
Besides District Hospital and CHISR, he said that some COVID care centres, which were installed earlier, were also available with all the necessary logistics where a good number of patients can be kept.

Nagaland logs 12 fresh Covid-19 cases; 1 death

Covid-19 cases in Nagaland has been on the rise as 12 fresh cases were reported on Thursday, while one more patient succumbed to the infection.
Of the fresh cases, nine were from Kohima, two in Dimapur and one in Mokokchung, taking the total caseload to 35578. Further, one more patient from Dimapur succumbed to the viral disease, pushing the death toll to 763 (including 4 non-Covid deaths but with positivity).
Active cases in the state rose to 52 with daily sample positivity rate at 18.18%. In Dimapur, 19 persons are currently under home isolation (UHI) and four been admitted to Covid-19 hospital. In Kohima three UHI, Mokokchung four UHI and one admitted to hospital and in Peren five UHI.

Covid cases rise for the 5th week: WHO

GENEVA, JUL 14 (AP): The number of new coronavirus cases reported worldwide rose for the fifth week in a row while the number of deaths remained relatively stable, the World Health Organisation reported Thursday.
In the UN health agency’s weekly review of the COVID-19 pandemic, WHO said there were 5.7 million new infections confirmed last week, marking a 6% increase. There were 9.800 deaths, roughly similar to the previous week’s figure.
Earlier this week, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the pandemic still qualifies as a global emergency and he was “concerned” about the recent spike.

SourceNPN

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