No total lockdown in Nagaland, HPC directs DTF Kohima & Dimapur to decide

No total lockdown in Nagaland, High Powered Committee (HPC) directs District Task Force (DTF) Kohima & Dimapur to decide

Kohima, July 22 (NEx): The High Powered Committee (HPC) on COVID-19 has decided not to impose total lockdown in the state, informed the State Spokesperson for COVID-19 and Minister Planning & Coordination, Land Revenue, Neiba Kronu today.

An emergency meeting of High Power Committee on COVID-19 under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and Co-Chairman, Deputy CM Y Patton held today took the decision not to impose total lockdown in the state.

The High Powered Committee (HPC) reviewed the COVID-19 situation in the State, particularly in Kohima and Dimapur in the backdrop of rising number of positive cases being detected outside the quarantine centres and implementation of various containment measures by the districts.

The HPC advised the districts to take the decision as per the need of the district for enhancing active surveillance, more comprehensive contact tracing, early detection of suspected cases and isolation measures so as to break the chain of transmission and prevent further spread.

The Hon’ble Minister, Health & FW, Hon’ble Minister, Planning, LR & Parliamentary Affairs, Chief Secretary and senior officials of the State Government were present at the emergency meeting of HPC today.

Nagaland COVID-19 daily bulletin at 03:00 pm today, July 22, has reported a total of 1084 confirmed positive cases in the State. In which 486 patients recovered from COVID-19 and the active cases now stands at 598.

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