Kohima, May 12 (NE): News bulletin from various sources and press releases by NagalandExpress on May 12, 2020 are as follows:
1. COVID-19, Nagaland: All samples tested negative as of today
Today, a total of 882 samples have been sent for testing from the State. The results of 872 samples have been received and all have been tested as negative. The results for the remaining 10 samples are awaited. In addition a total of 11 samples were also tested by Truenat machines and all were tested as negative. A total of 6532 persons have been screened and 86 persons are under Facility Quarantine.
2. Relocation exercise of stranded people in Kohima: Day 6 report
On the sixth day of the transportation exercise, today, May 12, 2020, altogether 22 buses carrying 560 stranded persons departed from Kohima to various districts in the State. Out of the 22 buses, 13 buses went to Tuensang, 3 buses to Noklak, 2 buses to Dimapur (Assam) and 4 buses to Kiphire.
The Kohima District Administration has so far facilitated the relocation of 4221 stranded people to their home districts and states in six days and has dispatched a total of 147 buses from Kohima to various districts and neighbouring States.
3. 332 stranded people reaches Kiphire on May 12, 2020
Altogether 332 stranded people reached Kiphire on May 12, 2020 who were mostly stranded at Kohima and Dimapur. A total of 11 buses, 4 from Kohima with 118 passengers and 7 buses from Dimapur with 214 passengers reached Kiphire this morning. They were received at Helipad ground by the District Administration and police. Refreshment was also provided by the USBLA staffs and Kiphire Town Ao Baptist Arogo (KTABA).
Meanwhile, one bus service was arranged by the District Administration Kiphire for transporting 13 Stranded Pungro passengers who arrived from Dimapur to Kiphire in the morning.
4. Sanitization drive in Medziphema
In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, ICAR Mithun Jarnapani in collaboration with Medziphema Administration on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 launched a sanitization drive at Medziphema. The drive was initiated by Dr. Kobu Khati ICAR Mithun who personally monitored the sanitization drive and provided all disinfectants.
ADC Medziphema and ICAR Mithun Jarnapani made significant efforts by sanitizing the subdivision, especially areas including Community Health Centre, MTC, ICAR Mithun Jarnapani and areas which are risk-prone for local spread of corona virus. ICAR collaborated with Nagaland Fire and Emergency Service Chumukedima which used water wash pumps to sanitize all the areas in Medziphema Town by spraying disinfectants.
5. DC Longleng bans slaughter of cattles
In connection with report of the death of animals such as Mithun, cattles, goats in some parts of the district and suspected to be an outbreak of Anthrax which is zoonotic and possess public health hazard, the Deputy Commissioner Longleng, M. Shayung Phom has informed in an order that selling/slaughter of mithun, cattles, goat and import of the aforementioned animals is banned in the district with immediate effect until further order.
Necessary action against defaulters shall be initiated as per the prevention and control of infectious and contagious diseases in Animal Act 2009 and other relevant sections of law.
6. COVID-19 horticulture special drive held at Wokha
Department of Horticulture Government of Nagaland, held a special Horticultural drive and held consultative meeting with department official on May 12, 2020 at DCs conference hall, Wokha on the theme ‘Grow More, Produce More, Earn More’.
Commissioner & Secretary Horticulture & Women Resource Development, Anenla T. Sato, IAS while speaking during the meeting, said, in the wake of COVID-19 there are presently 135 millions facing hunger globally due to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis and is likely to add 130 million people who are going to face hunger by the end of 2020, where she added that the State Government is viewing seriously and came out with guidelines to encourage farming community with a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) which is designed for farmers engaged in cultivation of vegetables, spices, fruits, flowers and plantation crops to reduce the risk of spreading the virus while protecting the farming operation in various horticultural fields.
7. Reports on Law & Order and Essential goods & Services in the state
Joint Secretary to the Government of Nagaland, Hiazu Meru issued the report on Law & Order and facilitation of essential goods and services regarding COVID-19 lock down across the State on May 11, 2020.
The report stated that 1(one) person violated the lock down and 2(two) persons were bound down. 746(seven hundred and forty six) vehicles were imposed with fine that were challaned amounting to Rs. 1,41,050, the report added.
Regarding essential goods, shops for food grains and groceries, milk and also medicine were opened in all the districts. It was also informed that there was no shortage in the supply of essential goods in the State.
8. Humanitarian service to local population
Kiphire Battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (N) as “Friends of the North East” is continuing its relentless humanitarian service to local population residing along the remote border areas devoid of adequate medical and healthcare facilities. As part of its service to the people, the Battalion rushed and attended to a critical emergency and provided timely medical care to Mr Yenchimong, aged 42 yrs resident of Thongsanyu, and Master Amos, aged 8 yrs resident of Thukinkiu village on May 10, 2020. Mr Yenchimong had sustained a severe injury to his toe while working in the fields and Master Amos got a major cut on his right foot when a rock fell on his leg. Both were provided with immediate First Aid by the nursing staff of the Unit.