Kohima, May 05 (NE): News bulletin from various sources and press releases by NagalandExpress on May 05, 2020 are as follows:
1. Briefing on COVID-19 on May 05, 2020 for Nagaland
As on May 05, 2020, a total of 724 samples have been sent for testing from the State, results of 711 samples have been received and all have been tested negative. The results for the remaining 13 samples are awaited. Today, a total of 1938 persons have been screened and a total of 43 persons are under Facility Quarantine.
2. Training on COVID-19 contact tracing held at Jalukie
As part of COVID-19 preparedness, Medical Department, Peren District conducted training on COVID-19 Contact tracing for Police Personnel and Personnel of SDRF at Customary Court, ADC Office Jalukie on May 05, 2020.
Training was imparted on the topics; contact tracing and sample collection, rational use of PPEs under different situations, donning & doffing of PPEs, containment zone & dead body management and quarantine & isolation guarding tips and use of disinfectant.
Later discussion hour was also held where doubts and queries were raised and clarified. Altogether 43 participants attended the training.
3. Assam rifles conducts various activities
Mokokchung Battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (North) in an endeavour to reach out and to express solidarity with aggrieved residents distributed essential rations and masks to daily wagers and underprivileged families on May 05, 2020.
In a small gesture to reach out to those affected by the ongoing lockdown, Zunheboto Battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (North) provided essential items to 15 needy residents of Chendang Saddle village, Tuensang on May 04, 2020.
The initiative was well received by the beneficiaries, who expressed gratitude towards the battalion.
4. New toll free helpline number for COVID-19
With the launching of the dedicated Nagaland COVID-19 Helpline Toll Free Number – 1800 345 0019 yesterday, the earlier existing health helpline numbers will no longer be functional and all the citizens are now requested to dial the given number for any COVID or non COVID health issues. Through this Helpline for COVID-19, the State has partnered with Project Step One for services relating to specific Tele-medicine. Services available in this helpline also includes-Telephonic Counselling in collaboration with All Nagaland Counsellors Association (ANCA), consultation on non COVID related health issues, COVID information Centre, issues regarding nCOVID Nagaland Visitors App and Grievance Redressal related to COVID-19.
5. SAYO informs on vehicular movement along NH 29
The Southern Angami Youth Organisation (SAYO), in a press release on May 05, 2020, stated that for precautionary measures against COVID-19 and welfare of general public, it had earlier issued a notification on 16th April, 2020 restricting vehicular movement along NH-29, carrying essential commodities for neighbouring State Manipur.
However, with some relaxations on lockdown by the Government of India, SAYO said it will follow the revised guideline and notification laid down by the Government.
Accordingly, vehicles carrying essential commodities can pass through Southern Angami jurisdiction as per Government order, the press release stated.
6. DC Peren convenes consultative meeting with civil societies peren
Consultative meeting with various civil societies was held on May 05, 2020 at Conference Hall, District Hq. Peren under the chairmanship of DC Peren cum DTF Chairman, Sentiwapang Aier. The meeting was convened to seek the opinion of the Civil Societies/Church Organisations.
DC Peren gave a brief overview of the district preparedness in regard to COVID-19 containment and also spoke on the arrangements which are to be made for those stranded students and workers outside the State of Nagaland. CMO Peren, Dr. Denis Hangsing highlighted about the arrangement of quarantine centres under Peren district.
Executive Secy. ZBCC, Izieteilung urged the DTF Peren not to allow stranded citizens to enter their homes or villages directly after entering from other states. To ensure locally available vegetable products, Izieteilung also added that organic vegetables of the district should be utilised instead of Dimapur based products. KIN President, L.L. Kuki requested the DTF members, civil societies for massive participation and to follow the guidelines of the government in the fight against the global pandemic.