Nagaland COVID-19 situation alarming

NNN | DIMAPUR, August 4: The COVID-19 situation of Nagaland is alarmingly grim as positive cases of the disease are increasing manifolds in the past few days. On Tuesday, the state reported 276 fresh cases of COVID-19. Out of the new cases of the disease, 187 are from Dimapur alone. 

According to Health minister Pangnyu Phom, 276 new cases of COVID-19 were reported on Tuesday from the testing of 735 samples. 89 new cases are from Mon district. “Necessary contact tracing has been activated and all primary contacts are under self-isolation”, said the Minister.

With this latest update, the state’s tally of COVID-19 has reached 2405. It has 1740 active cases and 657 recovered cases.

Meanwhile, the Dimapur district administration, in an order, has cautioned any individual or organization against issuing unwarranted directives/statements obstructing the entry of healthcare workers into their wards and colonies after performing their duties.

In an order then said that “support and cooperation is required from all ends in the fight against COVID-19”. The order also cautioned that issuing such unwarranted directives/statements which infringes on individual rights and in violation of government orders will be liable to be punished under Section 3 of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 and Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).  

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