Nagaland

COVID-19 cases in Nagaland increasing due to minimal discipline; Principal Director, H&FW

COVID-19 cases in Nagaland increasing due to minimal discipline; Principal Director, H&FW, Dr Vizolie Z Suokhrie said in a press briefing at the Directorate of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Nagaland
(Principal Director, H&FW, Dr. Vizolie Z Suokhrie addressing the press briefing today Photo: DIPR)

Kohima, July 05 (NEx): The main reason for the increase in COVID-19 cases in Nagaland is due to minimal discipline among the returnees, said Principal Director, H&FW, Dr. Vizolie Z Suokhrie during a press briefing at Health and Family Welfare Directorate, Kohima, today, July 05, 2020.

Dr.Vizolie Z. Soukhrie said that the Department is closely monitoring the recent increase in positive cases of Corona virus in all the districts, as per a DIPR report.

Soukhrie mentioned that one of the main reasons why there has been an increase in the number of positive cases in quarantine centres is because there is minimal discipline amongst the returnees.

The government alone cannot contain the virus, and it requires individuals’ responsibility and participation. He urged the civil societies to come together with the government to prevent further spread of the virus.

Soukhrie mentioned that there is so much to learn about this enigmatic disease and at the most, what the public can do is to practice social distancing and maintain good hygiene to stay safe.

He also stated that the State has no shortage in essential equipments. He urged the public to refrain from rumours that are being spread through social media and said, “your safety is your responsibility.”

It is important to note that Nagaland reported its first COVID-19 positive case on May 25, 2020. Within 42 days, as on today at 03:00 pm, the State has confirmed 590 COVID-19 positive cases. While 359 patients have recovered from COVID-19, the active cases in the state stands at 231, stated the COVID-19 daily bulletin.

(With inputs from DIPR)