NNN | DIMAPUR, JULY 20: Nagaland’s COVID-19 tally crossed a 1000-mark after the State reported 33 fresh cases on Monday. The tally has reached 1021.
According to Nagaland Health minister S Pangnyu Phom, out of 454 samples tested, 33 of them tested positive for COVID-19. He also said that, out of the 33 fresh cases of COVID-19, 16 were detected from Dimapur, 12 from Mon district and 5 from Kohima.
With this update, the State has now 576 active cases of COVID-19. The number of recovered cases stands at 445 as of Monday.
Meanwhile, people woke up on Monday in the State capital Kohima and in commercial hub Dimapur to see many places 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.
In Kohima, after 4 individuals were tested positive for COVID-19, some localities in Lower Chandmari, D-Block and Naga Bazar have been sealed by the administration.
In Dimapur, State Bank of India located in Dhobinalla in the heart of Dimapur and the SBI staff quarter, Block-C at Bank Colony “have also been sealed after an SBI employee who was recently transferred from Dimapur tested positive in Guwahati”.
Three hospitals in Dimapur have also been partially sealed by the administration.
Meanwhile, even though the number of COVID-19 cases has crossed a 1000 mark on Monday, the people in the State are carrying out their daily chores as usual.
The State’s commercial hub Dimapur continues to witness brisk business activities even though the main two markets—New Market and Hongkong Market—in the heart of the city are yet to open.
It can be mentioned here that the markets open from 9 am to 2 pm daily except on Sundays.