Nagaland

Encouraged to continue to move ahead: CM online meet with PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio over video conference. Discussed on various issues related to Covid-19.

Kohima, June 16 (NE): The Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, today held a meeting with the Hon’ble Chief Ministers, Hon’ble Lieutenant Governors and Hon’ble Administrators of 21 (twenty one) States and Union Territories through video conferencing to review and assess the current situation amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Taking to twitter, CM Rio said, ‘Attended online meeting convened by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. Discussed measures to check the spread of Covid_19. I’m grateful to the Hon’ble PM for sharing his insights and on the importance of cooperative federalism. We’re encouraged to continue to move ahead,’ – tweets Rio.

The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Nagaland attended the video conference along with the Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister, the Hon’ble Minister for Health & Family Welfare, the Honble Minister Planning & Coordination, Land Revenue & Parliamentary Affairs and the Honble Advisor, Information Technology, Science & Technology and New and Renewable Energy- informed, Principal Secretary, Home, Abhijit Sinha, while briefing on COVID-19 on June 16, 2020.

Nagaland COVID-19 status:

The total number of positive cases in the State now stands at 179. Out of this, the total active cases are 76, and 103 have recovered.

As per the distribution of the 179 cases by age, there are 4 cases between 0-17 years, 169 cases between 18-44 years, 4 cases between 45-64 years and 2 cases between 65-74 years. As per the distribution of gender, there are 111 males and 68 females, stated Sinha.

Sinha also informed that till date, a total of 6,987 samples have been tested. Results of 5,582 samples have been received and 1,405 samples results are awaited. Out of the 6,987 samples, at the BSL-3 lab at the Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK), till today a total of 3,607 samples have been tested and out of which 135 samples have tested positive.

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