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JAC Peren not to accept returnees without COVID-19 test results

JAC Peren not to accept returnees without COVID-19 test results

Peren, May 28 (NE): The Joint Action Committee (JAC) on COVID-19 Peren District addressing the Dimapur Incharge COVID-19 Empowered Group, Kikheto IAS, stated that it will not accept returnees to Peren District without confirmation of COVID-19 test results at entry point in the state.

The JAC appreciated the efforts of the team, despite challenges, in helping stranded citizens coming from different states of the country and the massive task of safely relocating them to their respective Districts to ensure their safety.

The committee appealed the authority to decide on future plans basing on realities and the standing guidelines of the Govt. in coordination with all stakeholders, and also mentioned that sending of returnees to Peren District without confirmation of test results at entry point, as directed by the GoN on May 27, 2020, will not be accepted.

It also stated that the authority in question will be held solely responsible, should an outbreak occur by sending any positive returnees to the district without confirmation of their results.

Such anomalies will be the responsibility of Dimapur and Kohima Districts to care for such patients as Peren COVID-19 designated hospital demanded to equip it fit to handle such case(es).

The JAC is ready to welcome any returnees with negative test results anytime inspite of the stressed arrangements in the District. It is also working in full gear and making arrangements to ready TrueNat rapid testing facility for the District through the initiative of LoP to supplement the work of the team to ensure safety of the citizens of the District, it said.