Nagaland

Konyak Union appeals for returnees to be sent to Mon after confirming COVID-19 test results

Kohima, May 28 (NE): The Konyak Union on May 27, 2020 appealed the Chief Minister to send returnees to Mon district only after confirming the test results at Dimapur and Kohima and also urged the govt to install and activate the Bio Safety Level 3 (BSL-3) Lab in Dimapur at the earliest, as Testing alone can help Officials on ground for subsequent action.

The Union while appreciating the efforts taken by the government to help stranded citizens in different parts of the Country and the massive task undertaken to test and quarantine the returnees despite many challenges, also stated that the utmost priority now is to take up stringent measures to quarantine the returnees safely without involving incidents of further contacts and transmission.

It also reiterated that all returnees should be tested in Dimapur and Kohima and that sending the returnees to Mon without confirming their Testing Results will expose all the returnees to more infections which will become burdensome for the already stressed arrangements in the district.

The Konyak Union also informed that it is working towards arranging for purchase of Truelab Duo Real time Quarantine micro PCR Analyzer and Testing Kits for use in cases of the outbreak within the district.