Kohima, April 14 (NE): News bulletin from various sources and press releases by NagalandExpress on April 14, 2020 are as follows:
1. Lockdown to remain in force in the state till May 03, 2020
The Chief Secretary, Government of Nagaland, Temjen Toy, IAS, has issued directions to all Departments that the lockdown measures will continue to remain in force upto May 03, 2020 to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the State.
2. Number of Coronavirus cases rise to 9272 in India
The Number of coronavirus cases rise to 9272 in India as on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 05:00 pm. Out of the total cases, 1189 patients have been cured and discharged. Death toll rises to 353, says ICMR.
3. Assam Rifles provides humanitarian assistance
Assam Rifles Battalion deployed in Ghaspani under the aegis of HQ IGAR (North) reached out to Public Health Centre, Medziphema and provided essential rations and chemicals items to them. A cleanliness and sanitization drive was also jointly undertaken at various places in Medziphema.
Also, Dimapur Battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (North) in an endeavour to express solidarity and to alleviate hardship being faced by Widows, Veer Naris and ESMs amid the COVID-19 lockdown, is continuing with its reach out campaign by distributing basic essentials to those gravely affected.
Hand sanitizers and gloves were also given out to Youth Hostel, Dimapur where transients are being quarantined. The Battalion also assisted in setting up of mobile tents, designated as check points, in various parts of Dimapur to facilitate the State administration in checking of unnecessary movement as a run up to the complete lockdown imposed w.e.f April 15, 2020.
4. Peren district administration led by EAC Peren, Seyivilie Pfukri distributed rice, dal, potatoes & salt to all the daily wage earners on April 14, 2020 at Peren town.
5. Fire Personnel avert Jungle fire below Wangkhao College, Mon
On receiving jungle fire call at 3:30 pm on April 13, 2020 from Wangkhao College, Mon, Fire & Emergency Services mobilised a quick response team from Fire Station Mon and pressed into action to contain the fire which was spreading fast towards inhibited areas, few stretches of jungle were destroyed in the fire incident. Timely intervention of fire personnel managed to put the fire under control and prevented from further spreading to the adjoining areas. The Fire is suspected to be caused by lighting of matches by trespassers. No casualty was reported. The response team was led by Duty Commander ASI Chingpai Konyak.