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Nagaland extends existing lockdown till August 31

The High Powered Committee on COVID-19 under the Chairmanship of the Hon’ble Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio decided to continue with the ongoing lockdown measures in Nagaland up till August 31, 2020

Kohima, July 30 (NEx): The High Powered Committee on COVID-19 under the Chairmanship of the Hon’ble Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio decided to continue with the ongoing lockdown measures in Nagaland up till August 31, 2020.

The HPC during its meeting today, deliberated on the existing lockdown measures, which is in force till July 31, 2020, and decided to extend it further for 31 days, till August 31, 2020.

The HPC also reiterated that respective District Task Force on COVID-19 are empowered to take decisions on imposition of stricter or additional lockdown measures as per their assessment of the local conditions in their respective districts. It was also reiterated that Schools and colleges will continue to remain closed.

The Home and Health Departments briefed the HPC on the overall COVID-19 situation in the State. The School Education Department briefed on the various measures being taken to ensure continuous learning of the students through offline and online modes during the lock down period. The Higher & Technical Department also mentioned about the various steps being taken to ensure learning of the students through online modes.

The HPC meeting was held under the Chairmanship of the Hon’ble Chief Minister, Nagaland with Co-Chairman, the Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister along with the members, the Hon’ble Minister, Health & Family Welfare, the Hon’ble Minister, Planning & Coordination, LR & Parliamentary Affairs, the Chief Secretary Nagaland, Additional Chief Secretary & Development Commissioner and senior officials of the State Government.

Meanwhile, the COVID-19 recovery rate in Nagaland has reduced to 39%. The state has reported a total of 1566 COVID positive cases, in which 625 patients recovered, the active cases now stands at 935. The State also reported 4 deaths of the COVID patients.

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