KOHIMA, March 29 - Over 2,500 people, who recently returned from other parts of the country, have been put under home quarantine in Nagaland. However, no person has been tested positive for COVID-19 in the State so far, officials said.
Of the 17 samples that were sent for testing, results for 13 were negative and the reports of the remaining four were awaited, government spokesperson and Minister for Planning and Coordination Neiba Kronu said.
A total of 2,719 people, including students, who recently came back to the State, reported to the respective district surveillance teams and were subsequently placed under home quarantine for the stipulated period, he said.
Kronu said all efforts were being made to expedite delivery of essential medical equipment and accessories amid the ongoing nationwide lockdown, and there is enough stock of essential commodities in the State.
He also said the COVID-19 control room is monitoring the situation round-the-clock in Nagaland.
Police personnel and other district officials are manning strategic locations, restricting movement of people, Kronu added. � PTI