Kohima, April 05 (NE): News bulletin from various sources and press releases by NagalandExpress on April 05, 2020 are as follows:
1. Number of Coronavirus cases rise to 3219 in India
The Number of coronavirus cases rise to 3219 in India as on Sunday, April 05, 2020, 06:00 pm. Out of the total cases, 274 patients have been cured and discharged. Death toll rises to 83, says ICMR.
2. Wokha district administration & DDMA provides relief
Wokha District Administration and District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), distributed emergency relief like rice and pulses to migrant workers/labourers, and daily wage earners whose livelihood income have been affected by the lockdown in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.
The distribution was done on April 05, 2020 at Town hall Wokha under the supervision of District Administration, Police, Wokha District Chamber of Commerce and Industries, officials from ADS and District Project Associate, DPA (DDMA) Wokha. 458 (Four hundred and fifty eight) migrant workers, daily wage earners and 14 (fourteen) stranded students were provided relief.
District Administration, informed that relief materials will be distributed in all the sub-divisions, wards, colonies and villages in the district in coordination with the concerned authorities/councils in the coming days.
3. Sanitisation and fumigation in Tening and Nsong, Peren
Sanitisation and fumigation in Tening and Nsong including bank, hospitals, police station, garbage points and drainage is underway. The sprayers along with disinfectants were provided by SDAO (Agri) on 1st April, 2020.
Extra Assistant Commissioner, Tumben P. Tsanglao distributed food stuff to 19 stranded students in Rani Gaindinliu Gurukulum Hostel at Azailong village on April 05, 2020. Five students were from Assam and two from Nagaland among the stranded.
4. Longleng District administration provides free ration to stranded students
Alongwith essential commodities to the public the Longleng district administration has identified 21 stranded students from various schools under Longleng Town and provided free ration and other essential commodities today at DC’s office complex by the Deputy Commissioner Longleng M. Shayung Phom and ADC Longleng D. Robin.
Among the 21 students, 9 are from Yingli College, 2 from Vision Vale School, 5 from GMS Longleng, 3 from Good Shepherd School and 2 from GHSS, Longleng.
5. Assam-Nagaland border under Bhandari sub-division totally sealed for covid-19
The Additional Deputy Commissioner, Bhandari Tiameren Chang through an order dated April 04, 2020 has issued a directive that the Assam-Nagaland border stretch under Bhandari Sub-division shall remain totally sealed, entry or exit from any routes including footpaths until further order.
The order further stated that punitive punishment shall be taken against any person violating the same order.
Directive was also issued to the Village Councils in the inter-state border area villages, to strictly monitor movement of people and to extend full cooperation to the district administration and to the police for effective implementation of the order.
6. The Hon’ble MLA, Mr. Yitachu, on April 04, 2020, has donated a sum of Rs. 1 lakh (Rupees one lakh) to the ADC Meluri towards necessary expenditure for COVID-19 pandemic.
Mr. Penthu Pochury, President NPF, 20th Meluri AC handed over the money on behalf of the MLA.
7. Indian Human Rights Commission, Nagaland Chapter condemns
It is very disheartening to learnt that Dr. Sezo who was on emergency Covid-19 duty and a part of the Quarantine team of Dimapur was manhandled by Police personnels while he was on his way back home from duty.
In this regard the Indian Human Rights Commission Nagaland Chapter through a press release has appealed the State government to take stern action against those Police Personals. “We need to encourage and respect the Doctors and medical staffs who are in the forefront fighting against COVID-19”. – unquote.
The police should understand their nature of work and learnt how to deal with the Frontline health workers. All involved personals should be terminated immediately, added the Nagaland Chapter.