Nagaland: The only COVID-19 free State in India

Kohima, May 25 (NE): Nagaland is the only State in India with reported zero case for COVID-19 in the state. As the pandemic outbreak continues to spread across the globe, the raft of measures taken by the Government of Nagaland and various organizations to combat the pandemic has prevented the deadly virus entering the State so far.

India reported its first COVID-19 positive case in Kerala on January 30, 2020. Within 115 days, the number of positive cases have surged to over 1.38 lakh in the country. In which, 57,720 persons have recovered and 4021 lives succumbed to COVID-19.

In the last 24 hours, the country have witnessed highest number of positive cases, with 6,767 new cases reported and 147 deaths.

As of May 24, 2020, Nagaland collected a total of 1066 suspected samples out of which, 1001 samples have been tested negative and 65 samples results are awaited, informed Nagaland Principal Secretary, Home, Abhijit Sinha.

Nagaland has issued an order of 28 days mandatory quarantine for all the returnees from outside the State, 14 days at designated institutional quarantine and 14 days home quarantine. Also the state is not issuing Inner Line Permit for people from other states to enter Nagaland.

Earlier, a patient referred to Guwahati Medical College and Hospital from Dimapur was tested positive for COVID-19 in Guwahati on April 12, 2020. He was later discharged from Guwahati Medical College and Hospital after he recovered.

Assam reported highest number of positive cases for COVID-19 in Northeast India, with 329 positive cases of COVID-19, in which 55 persons already recovered and 04 died due to COVID-19.

Tripura reported 189 positive cases of COVID-19, in which 153 persons already recovered.

Manipur reported 29 positive cases of COVID-19, in which 04 persons already recovered.

Meghalaya reported 14 positive cases of COVID-19, in which 12 persons already recovered and one died due to COVID-19.

Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram has zero active cases for COVID-19. Earlier the states have reported one positive cases each and both recovered.

Two Union Territories (UT) are also COVID-19 free in India, Daman & Diu and Lakshadweep.