We deliver the northeast

Nagaland: Containment zones declared in Peren district

Peren deputy commissioner Sentiwapang Aier on Thursday declared Dobashi colony in Jalukie town and adjoining areas and ward number 5 in Tening town, Nagaland as containment zones with immediate effect following detection of Covid-19 positive cases among those sent for home quarantine in these areas.

In an order, Aier said the containment zones in Nagaland were declared in pursuance with the standard operating procedure issued by the state government


He asked administrative officer/sub-divisional task force for Covid-19 to immediately ensure containment of the affected areas and effectively demarcate and barricade the containment zones to prevent community spread of the pandemic.

The order said contact tracing and other medical protocols by the medical department should commence immediately.

Also read: Nagaland: Plea to state government to ban dog meat

Out of the 34 new Covid-19 positive cases detected on Thursday, 32 are from Peren quarantine centre while one each from Kohima and Dimapur quarantine centres.

On Wednesday, 31 returnees of the district tested positive. Twenty-nine of them were returnees from Haryana and two from Chennai.

Opposition leader T.R. Zeliang in a letter to chief minister Neiphiu Rio on Wednesday said the alarmingly high number of Covid-19 positive cases detected from among the 96 returnees from Haryana, who were now settled in their respective villages under Peren district, Nagaland portrayed “a perilous future for all of us.”

Expressing serious concern over the prevailing situation in the district, he said community transmission may unfortunately become a reality soon.

Zeliang urged the chief minister to accord “priority attention” to Peren as the district is among the worst-hit districts by the pandemic.

keep following us for news on-the-go. We deliver the Northeast.

Readers like you make Inside Northeast’s work possible.

To support our brand of fearless and investigative journalism, support us HERE.


The Inside Northeast app HERE for News, Views, and Reviews from Northeast India.

Do keep following us for news on-the-go. We deliver the Northeast.

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.