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Nagaland COVID-19 Lock-down extends till May 31

The HPC also informed that, on completion of summer break, schools in the State will be allowed to resume online classes with effect from May 24 as per the detailed SOPs to be brought out by the School Education department.

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Kohima: The Statewide lock-down continued from May 14 to 21 May next, the Nagaland High Powered Committee on COVID-19 of the Government of Nagaland has decided to extend the Statewide total lock-down with the existing conditions till May 31.

According to official sources after reviewing the current situation and taking into account the consistent rise of Covid-19 positive cases in the State, the High Powered Committee has decided to extend the ongoing State-wide total lockdown till May 31, during an emergency meeting of the HPC held at the Chief Minister’s residential complex in Kohima yesterday under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio.

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The HPC also informed that, on completion of summer break, schools in the State will be allowed to resume online classes with effect from May 24 as per the detailed SOPs to be brought out by the School Education department.

Further, for more efficient management of oxygen supply through cylinders, it was decided that a centralized depot of oxygen cylinders will be created in Chumoukedima Police Complex for efficient distribution and to minimize turnaround time in refilling the cylinders. Zonal depots will also be set up in strategic locations across the State, the HPC informed. To check the spread of the virus in rural areas, HPC also decided to put in place a system of community surveillance through ASHA workers as well as NSRLM and other volunteers from civil society organisations, which would be coordinated by the respective district task forces.

To check the spread of the virus in rural areas, a system of community surveillance will be put in place through ASHA workers as well as NSRLM and other volunteers from the civil society organizations to be coordinated by the respective District Task Forces.

Among the VIPs, the meeting was attended by Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom; Planning, Land Resource & Parliamentary Affairs minister Neiba Kronu; Adviser for IT, Science & Technology and NRE Mmhonlumo Kikon, Chief Secretary J Alam and senior officials from health, home and NSDMA, sources said.

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