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107 COVID positive cases; St. Paul Training Institute Phesama Declared Containment Zone

107 COVID positive cases; St. Paul Training Institute Phesama Declared Containment Zone

Kohima, March 31 (NEx): In view of detection of COVID-19 positive cases, the Deputy Commissioner Kohima, Gregory Thejawelie, NCS has been declared St. Paul Training Institute, Phesama as Containment Zone.

Meanwhile, Nagaland Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom updated that 107 postive cases of COVID-19 were reported today at Kohima. With this, active cases in the State rose to 113.

The Deputy Commissioner of Kohima stated, ‘There shall strictly be no entry or exit from the Containment Zone. This was necessitated to map the local transmission of the disease and prevent the contagion from spreading’.

DC Kohima also stated that the residents within the Containment Zone will be regularly monitored by the Medical Team over phone or otherwise, till they recover or test negative for Covid-19 infection, and shall henceforth be fully governed by the various SOPs/Advisory/ guidelines and discharge policy of the Government.

The Containment Zone was mapped and cordoned off and the public and all concerned have been advised to follow all safety precautions of wearing masks all the time, frequently washing hands and maintaining social/physical distances to ensure public and personal safety within the proximity of the Containment Zone.

The order further stated that failure to comply with the aforementioned guidelines will be penalised under Section 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, the Epidemic Disease Act, 1897 and relevant sections of IPC.