Nagaland COVID-19 reports highest single-day spike

NNN | DIMAPUR, JULY 23: Amid growing cases of COVID-19 outside quarantine centres, Nagaland State capital Kohima will witness a total lockdown from July 25 to July 31. However, in Dimapur, there will not be ‘total lockdown’ but guidelines have been changed drastically.

The administration has decided on Thursday that there will be a “partial’ lockdown in Dimapur starting from July 26 till August 2. During this “partial” lockdown, only grocery shops and pharmacies will remain open from 9 am to 2 pm during the period while the existing odd-even traffic system will continue.

Otherwise, Dimapur has been functioning almost normally except for the timing and the closure of two markets.

Meanwhile, Nagaland recorded the highest single-day spike of COVID-19 cases on Thursday as the State detected 90 fresh cases. With this update, the tally of COVID-19 cases in the State has reached 1174 on Thursday.

According to Nagaland Health minister S Pangnyu Phom, out of 237 samples tested, 90 positive cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed on Thursday. He added that, out of 90 cases, 61 were reported from Kohima, 26 from Dimapur, 2 from Peren district and 1 from Phek district.

Meanwhile, the State has now 688 active cases of COVID-19 and 486 recovered cases.

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