Nagaland to begin Unlock Phase-II from July 11 with more relaxations

Nagaland to begin Unlock Phase-II from July 11 with more relaxations

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KOHIMA: The government of Nagaland shall commence the second phase of the 'Unlock' from July 11 amid a decline in the number of COVID-19 cases, (signalling that the second wave of the virus might be nearing its end).

According to Mmhonlumo Kikon, the spokesperson of the High Powered Committee (HPC) for COVID-19, the HPC has approved the second phase of the lockdown with further relaxations.

In this next phase of the lockdown, Kikon said, select trains will be allowed to run in the state with COVID-19 SOPs.

“The HPC has decided to begin unlock 2 from 11th to 17th July with further relaxations. DTFs will issue the revised SOPs & will be made available on all platforms. HPC reviewed the preparation for the next wave. SELECT Train service will be allowed with Strict SOPs,” tweeted Kikon.

After a lockdown for one and a half months, the Nagaland government decided to begin a 10-day unlock period in the state from July 1.

The decision to this effect was taken during a virtual meeting of the HPC on COVID-19, headed by Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, as an outcome of the June 26 video conference interaction of the COVID-19 War Room, headed by Chief Secretary J Alam, with the District Task Force (DTF) on the prevailing coronavirus situation.

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The next 'unlock' is a continuation of the Nagaland government's mission to return life back to normalcy after the second massive outbreak.

Nagaland's COVID-19 tally rose to 25,663 on Wednesday as 44 more people tested positive for the infection, a health bulletin said.

As many as 105 more patients recuperated from the disease.

Nagaland also reported two more deaths, one each in Dimapur and Wokha districts, pushing the death toll to 505, the bulletin said.

"44 positive cases detected today are Dimapur: 15, Kohima: 14, Peren: 5, Mokokchung and Wokha: 3 each and Kiphire, Mon, Phek, and Tuensang: 1," said State Nodal Officer for Integrated Disease Surveillance Project, Dr. Nyanthung Kikon in the daily COVID-19 bulletin.

He also said that at present there are 1,070 active cases in the state and 23,376 patients have recovered from the infection so far.

The recovery rate has gone up to 91.08 percent from Tuesday's 90.83 percent.

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Published On: Jul 08, 2021