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New SOPs Issued by Nagaland Government to Battle Second COVID Wave

  by NEWSNER , 2021-04-10 12:46:16

New SOPs Issued by Nagaland Government to Battle Second COVID Wave

With the surge in COVID-19 cases in certain parts of India, the Nagaland government today issued revised SOPs for returnees and travellers entering Nagaland.


While there's no restriction on inter-State and intra-State movement, every returnee/inbound traveller must register within the nCOVID Nagaland Visitors App and Aarogya Setu before entering Nagaland. The State helpline 1800 345 0019 could also be involved assistance.


Every returnee/inbound traveller are going to be required to submit ‘self-declaration forms’ while those choosing home quarantine will get to furnish ‘undertaking for home quarantine.’ they will be submitted through the nCOVID Nagaland Visitors App, at or through WhatsApp to the respective district’s helpline numbers. a tough copy also can be submitted at the office of the respective CMO.


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Information on paid quarantine facilities and their availability on various dates are going to be updated on and at the DTF/District Health Helpline phone numbers and their email addresses.


At the Point of Entry: 


Symptomatic travellers will mandatorily report back to the concerned district health authority or the district helpline numbers.


Returnees or travellers who produce a negative COVID-19 report of test done not before 3 days before arrival in Nagaland through RT-PCR/TrueNat/CBNAAT shall be exempted from quarantine. A hard or soft copy of the negative test report should be produced when asked.


Meanwhile those without negative test reports and asymptomatic will undergo quarantine for 10 days. They'll choose home quarantine or paid quarantine.


All returnees/travellers are asked to self-monitor their health and update their status within the nCOVID Nagaland Visitors App twice daily. just in case of development of any symptoms, they're advised to contact the respective District Health Helpline or State Helpline 1800 345 0019.


Government servants entering the State on official tours, or returning after making a tour outside, or returning after availing leave also will be covered by equivalent quarantining provisions.


Quarantine SOPs:


Persons who remain asymptomatic throughout the ten days quarantine period won't require testing for release.


Returnees and travellers if symptomatic on arrival and people who develop symptoms during quarantine are going to be immediately tested.


Persons in quarantine, who are asymptomatic and need premature release thanks to urgent or emergency works may contact the district health authority or helpline and request testing. If tested negative, they're going to be released. Tests done for the asking are going to be charged at the rates fixed by the govt.


On release from quarantine, a ‘release certificate’ is going to be issued by the medical unit.


The COVID-19 tests shall be chargeable at a rate fixed by the govt which can be revised from time to time.


Exemptions from Quarantine:


If the duration of stay of a person entering the State is a smaller amount than 48 hours, no advance testing or quarantine is going to be required. The person should however register on Aarogya Setu, and through the amount of stay follow all health safety protocols. just in case of night-halt within the State, such persons are required to remain during a single room accommodation with an attached bathroom.


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