News bulletin on April 16, 2020- Latest Nagaland news

Kohima, April 16 (NE): News bulletin from various sources and press releases by NagalandExpress on April 16, 2020 are as follows:

1. CM Rio reviews preparedness

Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, today, April 16, 2020 visited Chiephobozou, Botsa and Tuophema under Kohima district and interacted with the respective medical officers and area administrative officers and examined the status of preparedness level for Covid_19 and took note of their feedback.

2. Number of Coronavirus cases rise to 10824 in India

The Number of Coronavirus cases rise to 10824 in India as on Thursday, April 16, 2020, 05:00 pm. Out of the total cases, 1514 patients have been cured and discharged. Death toll rises to 420, says ICMR.

3. SAYO issues directives on vehicular movement along NH-29

The Southern Angami Youth Organisation (SAYO) has informed all vehicular movements along NH-29 to strictly adhere to the earlier notification issued, i.e 7 pm to 12 am towards Dimapur and from 7pm to 5 am towards Manipur for those carrying essential commodities of Manipur, in order to avoid unwanted incident under its jurisdiction.

“However, those vehicles exempted may continue as notified by the Government”, SAYO stated in a press release and it warned that strict course of action will be taken against defaulters. Further, the organization advised all citizens to support and co-operate with the Government agencies in the fight against deadly pandemic of Covid- 19.

4. H&FW Department informs flight passengers

In connection with the detection of the 1st COVID-19 case in Dimapur, all concerned who have travelled in the same flight (Air India 709 on 24th March 2020) or have come in contact with the above mentioned positive case (Index Case), have been informed to mandatorily report to the nearest Hospital or through phone calls to respective District Helpline numbers.

5. DC Dimapur warns defaulters

Despite repeated orders issued by DC Dimapur, it has been reported that some villages are barring entry to medical personnel/persons on emergency duty in the wake of COVID-19 and also staff and patients of Zion hospital Dimapur.

In this regard, the district administration Dimapur, has cautioned that strict action would be initiated as per provision of Disaster Management Act 2005 and Legal action under Section 188 of IPC against those violating the containment measures.

DC Dimapur has directed the Village Council/ Colony Chairmen and all concerned to ensure that people working in the frontline are honoured and respected.