by NEWSNER , 2021-05-11 17:02:09
Nagaland has seen 28 Covid-19 related deaths within the last six days, while the 133 fresh cases reported on Monday have taken the number of active cases to 2,884.
Seized with a rapid surge in Covid-19 cases and related deaths in Nagaland, the state’s high powered committee (HPC) on Covid-19 on Tuesday announced total lockdown across Nagaland from May 14 till May 21. the choice to the present effect was taken during a meeting at the chief minister’s residence within the capital Kohima, said government spokespersons Neiba Kronu and Mmhonlumo Kikon.
Essential services including agricultural activities are going to be exempted from the lockdown and government offices will still function with a core team formed by the heads of departments, the spokespersons said. The government is predicted to issue fresh and detailed standard operating procedures (SOP) for the lockdown period by Thursday.
Nagaland has seen 28 Covid-19 related deaths within the last six days, while the 133 fresh cases reported on Monday have taken the number of active cases to 2,884. the entire caseload has reached 16,283. The recovery rate within the state has decreased to 78.2% from 78.55% recorded on Sunday.
Health and family welfare department has been instructed to aggressively test and utilise the complete capacity of Covid-19 laboratories within the state.
HT has learnt that construction activities could also be permitted within the state during the lockdown with the condition that contractors and firms are going to be liable for ensuring adherence to all or any Covid containment measures at the sites and among the workers.
Meanwhile, Nagaland on Monday administered 225,361 doses of Covid-19 vaccines. Out of the entire doses administered within the state, 51,690 got to frontline workers, 14,992 to healthcare professionals and 110,431 to people above 45 years and senior citizens, immunization officer Ritu Thurr was quoted as saying by a press agency.
A total of 48,428 people have received the second dose of the vaccine completing the complete course of vaccination. They comprise 26,485 front-line workers, 9,971 healthcare workers and 11,792 persons above 45 years and senior citizens, Thurr added.