One more COVID-19 case in Nagaland, total rises to four


Kohima: A man, who returned from Chennai recently, tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, taking the total number of active cases in Nagaland to four, officials said.

State Nodal Officer for Integrated Disease Surveillance Project (IDSP) and Deputy Director Dr Nyan Kikon said that a 27-year-old man at the quarantine centre in Kohima tested positive and is currently undergoing treatment at COVID-19 hospital here.

“Another returnee from Chennai has been tested COVID- 19 positive at Kohima. With this, we have 4 active cases.

Contact tracing is being activated,” Health and Family Welfare Minister S Pangnyu Phom tweeted.

Altogether 1,328 people who were stranded in different parts of Tamil Nadu due to the COVID-19 induced lockdown had arrived in Nagaland in a Shramik Special Train on May 22.

On arrival, they were screened while their luggage was disinfected at the railway station. Those belonging to Dimapur, Mon and Peren districts were taken to quarantine centre at Agri Expo site, Dimapur while returnees belonging to other districts were taken to quarantine centres in Kohima for compulsory quarantine in government facilities.

On Monday Principal Secretary, Home, Abhijit Sinha said that a total of 1,331 samples have been tested and three returnees, a woman and two men have tested positive for COVID-19.

A total of 2,831 persons are presently lodged at quarantine facility, Sinha added. (PTI)