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NAGALAND: 449 passengers test COVID-19 positive at Dimapur airport between April 17 and 29

DIMAPUR: At least 449 passengers tested positive for Covid-19, out of the 833 tests conducted at Dimapur airport, between April 17 and 29.

The Nagaland health and family welfare department said this in its travel advisory issued today. It said the results of over 54 per cent of the 833 samples tested came out to be positive.

The department advised people to avoid travelling unless it is absolutely necessary.

Stating that quarantine is mandatory even after a negative test result, it urged the travelers to isolate themselves for a minimum of seven days and observe for symptoms.

Meanwhile, the active Covid-19 caseload in the state reached 1584 with 101 new cases reported yesterday. Altogether, 105 Covid-19 related deaths have been reported in the state so far.

On the other hand, the State government today notified that the Social Welfare Department, Sakhi One Stop Centre/women help line child protection services and anganwadi services have been exempted from the purview of the new Covid-19 restrictions to be imposed from tomorrow.

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LPG services, including their delivery, distribution and transportation, private water tankers/carriers, prison and related services, courier services, municipal services like cleaning and sanitation to be executed by the Kohima Municipal Council, Dimapur Municipal Council and Chumukedima Town Council and Gauhati High Court Kohima Bench and district courts have also been exempted.

The government said all places of mass gathering, including religious places, will remain closed except for solemnisation of weddings with prior permission of the respective deputy commissioner across the State and will be limited up to 50 persons.

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