Kohima, May 26 (NE): News bulletin from various sources and press releases by NagalandExpress on May 26, 2020 are as follows:
1. Briefing on COVID-19 on May 26, 2020 for Nagaland :
Samples sent- 1405
Results awaited- 305
Result negative- 1096
Result positive- 4
A total of 12244 citizens have signed up in the nCOVID-19 Nagaland – Visitors App since 23rd March 2020 and in the last 14 days 2561 persons have submitted their travel self-declaration. At present 1774 persons are being digitally monitored through the App, said the Principal Secretary, Home, Abhijit Sinha.
2. Shops including pharmacies to shut down near COVID-19 Hospital, Dimapur
Deputy Commissioner Dimapur, Shri Anoop Khinchi, IAS on May 26, 2020 issued an order that all shops including pharmacies located in Medical colony near COVID-19 Hospital (District hospital) to Hotel Acacia will remain closed till further orders.
This order comes into force with immediate effect, he said.
3. ADC Noklak orders ban of sale and consumption of Pan, Gutkha and Tobacco products
Additional Deputy Commissioner Noklak, M. Chaitanya Prasad, IAS in an order has banned the sale and consumption of Pan, Gutkha and Tobacco products. Spitting in public places and Institution is strictly prohibited as preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 infections.
Also, the ADC urged all pet owners to prevent their pets from straying outside their respective home premises inorder to prevent/reduce the risk of transmission of the disease.
-It shall be mandatory for all public to wear mask in public places. Defaulters shall be penalized under Epidemic Disease Act 1897 (IPC section 188).
Children below 10 years of age are amongst the higher risk category, parents have been advised not to send their wards/children under 10 years for errands in the town area.
4. DHO Dimapur encourages farmers
The COVID-19 Horticulture Special Drive led by District Horticulture Officer, Temsu Longkumer visited farmers of different villages under Dimapur district, with the message “Grow More! Produce More! Earn More!”.
During the visit the Special Drive team gave awareness on self sufficiency as COVID-19 pandemic was affecting crop cultivation and food supply chain in the state as well as the nation. The team encouraged the farmers to cultivate and produce more crops to make the state self sufficient in Horticulture crops for nutritional and economic benefits, stating that the horticulture crops can be grown by small and marginal farmers on any type of land and there is relatively lower risk of crop failure.