Nagaland Extends Lockdown Till July 31 Amid Rise In COVID-19 Cases

Until Friday, the variety of COVID-19 actives instances in Nagaland was 428. (File)

Kohima:

The Nagaland authorities has determined to increase the continuing lockdown within the state until July 31, and cost charges for COVID-19 checks and keep at quarantine centres at a later stage.

The continuing lockdown within the state, which was alleged to be lifted on July 16, was prolonged for an additional 15 days at a gathering of the Excessive Powered Committee (HPC) on COVID-19.

Authorities spokesperson on COVID-19 and Planning and Coordination Minister Neiba Kronu stated the HPC, headed by Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, took the choice after reviewing the prevailing measures and the rising instances of coronavirus within the state.

Until Friday, the variety of COVID-19 actives instances in Nagaland was 428, whereas 304 sufferers have recovered from the illness.

The HPC additionally determined to cost charges from individuals for COVID-19 checks at authorities hospitals and their keep in institutional quarantine centres, Neiba Kronu stated.

He, nonetheless, maintained that the current association of free testing and staying in quarantine services with none cost will proceed until the prolonged interval of the lockdown.

The charges shall be fastened later however they are going to be minimal, the minister stated.

He stated the federal government has additionally determined to come back out with a single commonplace operation process (SOP) for all functions within the state to struggle the COVID-19 pandemic, as there was confusion over varied SOPs issued by totally different authorities.

In the meantime, Principal Secretary (Residence) Abhijit Sinha stated the HPC has directed officers to expedite the method for recruitment of extra docs and nurses to strengthen the healthcare system within the state.

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