Kohima, June 25 (NE): In a first, five (5) frontline workers in Nagaland tested positive for COVID-19 in Nagaland, informed Principal Director, Health and Family Welfare, Government of Nagaland, Dr. Vizolie Z Suokhrie.
Among the five frontline workers who tested positive for COVID-19, four are bus drivers (one government and three private bus drivers) working for quarantine centres and a staff at Naga Hospital Authority Kohima. Contact tracing is underway, said Suokhrie.
The 5 positive cases reported among the frontline workers today are Local Transmission not Community Transmission as they have contracted through contact with the high risk returnees, informed the state Nodal Officer for Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme, Dr Nyan Kikon.
Early this afternoon, Upper PWD Colony in Kohima was sealed following a staff at NHAK who resides in that locality was tested positive for COVID-19.
Also, one DEF Jawan posted for duty at Quarantine Centre Mon District where Chennai returnees are quarantined, has been detected with high fever, bodyache and headache so testing of swap was done through a TrueNet Testing and is detected positive.
The sample has been sent to ICMR Dibrugarh for final confirmation. The results are awaited. Following this Deputy Commissioner of Mon, Thavaseelan K IAS has enforced four days total lockdown in Mon district from today.
Meanwhile, Nagaland Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom informs on the recovery of 12 more patients from COVID-19 in Nagaland. Among the 12 recovery, 8 patients are from Dimapur, 2 each from Kohima and Peren district- tweets Pangnyu Phom.
Total recovery count in the State rises to 160. The total number of confirmed positive cases in the state reached 355. Most of the positive cases are reported among the returnees from Chennai, Suokhrie said.