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Nagaland reports 10 COVID deaths today; Shops to remain closed in Kiphire for 72 hours from tomorrow

DIMAPUR: The COVID-19 death toll in Nagaland climbed up to 140 after 10 more people

had died due to the infection today.

The state recorded 133 new cases of the novel Coronavirus during the day, taking the state’s caseload to 16283.

Of the total news cases, 88 were detected in Dimapur, followed by 13 in Kohima, nine in Kiphire, seven in Zunheboto, five in  Mokokchung, four in Peren, three each in Mon and Tuensang, and one in Wokha.

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“Update! 133 +ve cases of COVID-19 reported today. Dimapur- 88, Kohima- 13, Kiphire- 9, Zunheboto- 7, Mokokchung- 5, Peren- 4, Mon- Tuensang- 3 each, Wokha- 1. 47 +ve patients have recovered. Dimapur- 38, Mokokchung- Wokha- 3 each, Tuensang- 2, Peren- 1,”State health minister S Pangnyu Phom shared these figures on Twitter.

Nagaland currently has 2884 active COVID-19 cases.

As many as 47 positive COVID patients recovered in the State today. Among them, 38 are from Dimapur, three each in Mokokchung and Wokha, two in Tuensang, and one in Peren.

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The tally of recoveries now stands at 12734.

Meanwhile, Kiphire deputy commissioner T Wati Aier today ordered the closure of all shops for 72 hours in Kiphire district from Tuesday.

According to Aier, the district task force decided at a meeting to close all of the shops due to an increase in COVID-19 positive cases in the district.

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Trucks and other vehicles transporting goods from other districts will be allowed to enter the district for only 12 hours and will be stationed in Kiphire town, he said.

The meeting also resolved to activate the COVID care centre and institutional quarantine centre at Kiphire and Pungro and screening centres at Anatongre, Longmatra, and Yangzitong junctions.

Aier said equipment for setting up the oxygen plant in Kiphire has arrived. It will take a month for the plant to be functional, he added.

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