NNN | DIMAPUR, July 22: The COVID-19 situation in Nagaland has worsened as more and more people outside the quarantine centres have tested positive for the disease.
Meanwhile, even as the administration has enhanced its measures in enforcing the guidelines, three more police personnel have reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 in Dimapur from Turenat machines. However, the official statement on the report is yet to be made till the filing of this report. The three police personnel are said to be posted at Dimapur West Police Station.
Meanwhile, fear has gripped Dimapur and Kohima as reports of COVID-19 cases were reported from outside the quarantine centres. Social media platforms are filled with comments asking the state government for total lockdown.
Meanwhile, the Kohima Village Council (KVC) has appealed to the Chief Minister of Nagaland for total lockdown in Kohima. “The gravity of our situation is even grimmer in light of the sporadic cases which have emerged in various colonies of Kohima,” the KVC said. In its letter to the Chief Minister, the KVC said, “You are well aware that four positive cases of COVID-19 have already been reported at Daklane, Kezieke, Jotsoma and now, AG colony. It is likely that more positive cases of the disease will be detected if there is increased testing. This is indeed alarming”.
Meanwhile, an editorial in one of the leading newspapers in Nagaland also demanded for a total lockdown of Dimapur on Wednesday.
In the State capital Kohima and in commercial hub Dimapur, many places have been sealed by the administrations as precautions measures either after COVID-19 cases were reported from these places or based on the reports of contact tracing.