Kohima, June 29: The Nagaland government today issued an order for extension of the existing lockdown in the State till July 15, 2020.
The Cabinet in its meeting today received briefings on the COVID -19 situation in the State from the Health Department and the Home Department and reviewed the existing lockdown measures.
The Cabinet decided to extend the lockdown in the State till July 15, 2020, informed Principal Secretary Home, Abhijit Sinha IAS while briefing on COVID-19 status in Nagaland.
An order has been issued accordingly by the Chief Secretary, Temjen Toy IAS which said that the existing guidelines with regard to the lockdown in all parts of the State issued on May 04, 2020, subject to relaxations issued by subsequent order on June 10, 2020 regarding opening of religious places/ places of worship for public, and the order on June 20, 2020 regarding plying of local taxis and auto rickshaws in the border sub-divisions, shall continue to remain operative in Nagaland till July 15th, 2020.
On the backdrop spike in the COVID-19 positive cases among the frontline workers, Mon district is under total lockdown till July 05, 2020. A total of nine (9) DEF Jawans were tested positive for COVID-19 in the district, following which, intensive contact tracing is underway in Mon.
Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner of Peren also ordered complete lockdown in the whole district for 6 days from tomorrow, June 30, 2020. This is in view of the large number of returnees from outside the state having completed their facility quarantine period within the district and following the SOPs, being sent for community/home quarantine to their respective villages/wards and considering that many frontline workers have been engaged in managing the returnees, it is deemed necessary to take stringent precautions to prevent any unlikely incident that may result in local or community transmission, said the order.
As on 06:00 pm today, Nagaland has 451 confirmed positive cases for COVID-19, among this a total 168 patients have recovered and the active cases in the State stands at 283.