Next stage very important for Nagaland, as students started coming back home

Kohima, March 16 (NE): The government of Nagaland has taken raft of measures to combat the pandemic Covid-19 (Novel Coronavirus) today, March 16, 2020 after a high-level review meeting convened by Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio at his Secretariat Office, Kohima.

Dr. Nyanthung Kikon, State Nodal Officer, speaking to NagalandExpress informed that, till this evening, March 16, 2020, 3892 people have been screened and 108 people are under surveillance. Only two people are under quarantine. So far, no confirmed case in Nagaland, he added.

The next stage is going to be very crucial for the state, as students who went out of the states for Higher studies slowly started to come back to their homes, as most of the states have shut down all educational institutions.

As per the information received here, student community is facing difficulties to survive in their college hostels. Ever since the shut down is announced by respective state governments, college hostel mess are also closed which is causing difficulty for students. Eating out and staying in their hostel or come back home, are the options left with them.

During this process, many decides to come back to their home by Air or train. For students who are traveling by train from Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, etc have to come through many states which are already infected, including Assam which is a big risk at the moment.

Government of Nagaland have informed all persons, students as well as public, entering into the State to contact Covid-19 helpline no: 7005435243, 9856071745, 7005539653 and Toll Free no: 1070 or Email:

This will be one stage that Nagaland Government have to be very careful in handling the situation. It’s also not advisable to leave everything on government’s shoulder, it’s time for general public also to take part on this combat operation. If anyone have the information about such travellers, it’s been advised to inform the officials through the above mentioned contact numbers for the safety of all. Also parents/relatives of these students are advised to inform the officials for their own safety along with others.

“Let us all join hands together as we fight against the deadly Coronavirus.”