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Nagaland Govt advises citizens to postpone return to State

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DIMAPUR, April 9 - The Nagaland Government today issued an advisory to all people planning to return to the State on resumption of commercial flight services to Dimapur, to postpone their return for the time being.

Principal Secretary (Home) Abhijit Sinha said that those whose return is unavoidable, would be medically screened on landing at the Dimapur airport and thereafter taken to institutional quarantine centres designated by the State Government here. They will have to mandatorily undergo a 14-day quarantine. He reiterated all inter-State borders would continue to remain sealed till further notice.

In his statement on the status of COVID-19 in the State, Sinha said that till 5 pm on Thursday, 69 samples of suspected cases were sent for testing. Results of 65 samples have been negative. The results of the remaining four samples are awaited, he added.

Meanwhile, Sinha said that the State Government has ordered a magisterial inquiry by the Niuland Additional Deputy Commissioner into the incident of alleged assault on Dr Nosezol Sezo by police personnel on April 3. Dr Sezo�s vehicle was also allegedly damaged in the �attack�.

The inquiry will go into all the facts and circumstances leading to the incident and fix responsibilities on those guilty. The inquiry officer has been asked to submit the report by April 18, he said.

On the availability of foodgrains, medicines, petrol, diesel and other essential commodities, the Principal Secretary (Home) said that the position is normal in the State.

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Nagaland Govt advises citizens to postpone return to State

DIMAPUR, April 9 - The Nagaland Government today issued an advisory to all people planning to return to the State on resumption of commercial flight services to Dimapur, to postpone their return for the time being.

Principal Secretary (Home) Abhijit Sinha said that those whose return is unavoidable, would be medically screened on landing at the Dimapur airport and thereafter taken to institutional quarantine centres designated by the State Government here. They will have to mandatorily undergo a 14-day quarantine. He reiterated all inter-State borders would continue to remain sealed till further notice.

In his statement on the status of COVID-19 in the State, Sinha said that till 5 pm on Thursday, 69 samples of suspected cases were sent for testing. Results of 65 samples have been negative. The results of the remaining four samples are awaited, he added.

Meanwhile, Sinha said that the State Government has ordered a magisterial inquiry by the Niuland Additional Deputy Commissioner into the incident of alleged assault on Dr Nosezol Sezo by police personnel on April 3. Dr Sezo�s vehicle was also allegedly damaged in the �attack�.

The inquiry will go into all the facts and circumstances leading to the incident and fix responsibilities on those guilty. The inquiry officer has been asked to submit the report by April 18, he said.

On the availability of foodgrains, medicines, petrol, diesel and other essential commodities, the Principal Secretary (Home) said that the position is normal in the State.

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