Nagaland

449 passengers tested COVID positive out of 833 samples tested at Dimapur Airport

449 passengers tested COVID positive out of 833 samples tested at Dimapur Airport

Kohima, May 04 (NEx): In a shocking report released by the Health and Family Welfare Department, Government of Nagaland, it said that 449 passengers were tested positive for COVID-19 out of the total 833 samples tested from Dimapur Airport between April 17 to 29, 2021.

This report was released in a travel advisory issued by the state Health department. While advising citizens to avoid travelling unless it’s absolutely necessary, it has revealed that the results of over 54% of the samples tested for COVID-19 has turned positive. A total of 449 passengers were tested positive for COVID-19 out of the total 833 samples tested from Dimapur Airport between April 17 to 29, 2021, it added.

Further, the department advised all to avoid public transport from point of entry. The report also highlights on mandatory quarantine and 3W’s (Wear Mask, Wash hands, Watch distance) and to avoid 3C’s (Crowded places, Closed spaces, Close contact settings).

Highlighting on the ‘Mandatory Quarantine’, the advisory stated, even after a negative test result, citizens upon entry should quarantine minimum of 7 days and observe for symptoms.

Meanwhile, the active COVID positive cases in Nagaland has reached 1584 with 101 new cases reported on Monday, informed state Health Minister Pangnyu Phom. Till May 3rd, 2021, a total of 105 lives succumbed to COVID-19 in the State, the Health Ministry informed.