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Govt issues SOP for stranded citizens returning to Nagaland

Nagaland Government issues SOP for stranded citizens returning to Nagaland

Kohima, May 15 (NE): Additional Chief Secretary and Convener of Empowered Group on COVID-19 Nagaland, Sentiyanger Imchen, yesterday, May 14, 2020, issued new Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for stranded people entering the State from other parts of the country.

The SOP said that people returning from Green and Orange Zones will be screened on arrival and if found to be asymptomatic, shall undergo institutional quarantine for 3 days and thereafter Home Quarantined for 14 days.

He also said necessary documentation and mandatory download of mobile app for monitoring should be completed at the institutional quarantine facility.

The SOP stated that persons returning from Red Zones or crossing Red Zone areas en-route to Nagaland, shall be screened at designated screening facilities and will undergo 14 days of Institutional Quarantine and thereafter 14 days Home Quarantine.

Besides those of Dimapur, the stranded returnees bound for Mon and Peren would be initially quarantined at Dimapur and sent to respective districts to complete their mandated quarantine period in the designated district Quarantine Centres or Home Quarantine as the case may be.

The returnees inbound to the rest of the districts would be quarantined at Kohima initially and thereafter sent to respective districts to complete the remaining quarantine period in the designated District Quarantine Centres or Home Quarantine as the case may be.

As per the SOP, those entering the state through Air or Railways would be screened with Thermal Scanners at the airport and railway station and only the asymptomatic persons would be ferried to Agri Expo site for registration and segregation and placed in various pre-designated Quarantine Centres within Dimapur or Kohima.

Any returnee entering the State by road through Check Gates in Dimapur, i.e. Dillai and New Field Check will have to undergo the institutional quarantining in Dimapur Quarantine Centres while those entering from Khuzama Check Gate in Kohima will undergo the institutional quarantining in Kohima Quarantine centres irrespective of the district to which they are finally bound for.

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