Kohima, May 19 (NE): The Principal Secretary, Home, Abhijit Sinha while briefing on COVID-19 on May 19, 2020 for Nagaland said that, one time financial assistance in the form of cash grant to persons from Nagaland stranded outside the state, and who have voluntarily opted to stay back in their respective places, has been given to 1071 persons, Rs.10,000 each, amounting to Rs 1.07 crores in total.
Covid-19 status in Nagaland:
As on 4 pm today, a total of 978 samples have been sent for testing from the State. The results of 948 samples have been received and all have been tested negative. The results for the remaining 30 samples are awaited. In addition, through the Truenat testing machine, so far a total of 26 samples have been tested and all are negative, said Sinha.
A total of 922 persons are presently under Facility Quarantine and a total of 744 persons are under Home Quarantine, he added.
On the Nagaland COVID-19 Toll Free Helpline Number- 1800-345-0019 of the Health and Family Welfare Department till 4.00 pm, May 18, Sinha informed that a total of 771 calls have been registered for telemedicine consultation, Mental health Counselling, Digital support for app users, COVID information centre and Complaints and Grievance Redressal, while 1002 persons are currently being monitored through the nCOVID-19 Nagaland- Visitors App.”
He also informed that today, a Special Train is going to depart from Chennai, Tamil Nadu with 1467 stranded citizens of Nagaland for Dimapur. The train is expected to reach Dimapur on May 22, 2020.