Kohima, July 23 (NEx): In the backdrop of serious spike in the COVID-19 positive cases in Kohima, the District Task Force, Kohima has decided to impose total lockdown in Kohima Municipality area for seven (7) days starting from July 25, 2020.
Deputy Commissioner cum Chairman, District Task Force, Kohima, Gregory Thejawelie, NCS speaking to NagalandExpress informed of seven days lockdown from July 25, to July 31, 2020. The decision was taken in an emergency meeting of District Task Force Kohima held today. An order will be issued soon in regards to total lockdown, informed DC Kohima.
Meanwhile, Nagaland Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom updated of 61 new COVID-19 positive cases detected in Kohima, today. With this, the total confirmed COVID-19 positive cases in Kohima district rises to 278. In which, 107 patients have recovered from COVID-19, the active case in the district now stands at 171.
The High Powered Committee for COVID-19 under the Chairmanship of the Hon’ble Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, has decided not to impose total lockdown in the state on July 22, 2020.
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.
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.