Government of Nagaland has now declared that from May 18 onwards, all who enter the state must go for mandatory institutional quarantine for 14 days, irrespective of their place of origin of journey.
An official notice issued from the Chief Secretary's office said, "It is hereby ordered that all persons entering the state from 18th May 2020 onwards, irrespective of place of origin of journey shall undergo mandatory 14 (fourteen) days Institutional Quarantine at the designated centers and thereafter proceed for 14 (fourteen) days mandatory Home Quarantine."
The notice further informed that in respect of persons below the age of 60 years, children below the age of 10 years and parents and pregnant women and accompanying spouse, shall be thoroughly screened and on the advice of the Medical Team at the Quarantine Centre, be sent for mandatory home quarantine for 28 days with "active surveillance."
However, this will not apply for those persons who have entered the state before May 18 from orange or green zones and have not crossed red zones on their way.
It is pertinent to mention that this is a revision of the earlier SOP issued by the Nagaland Government. According to the earlier SOP, the provisions were as follows: "persons returning from Green and Orange Zones will be screened upon arrival and if found to be asymptomatic, shall undergo institutional quarantine for three days and thereafter be placed under mandated Home Quarantine for 14 days. Necessary documentation and mandatory download of mobile app for monitoring shall be completed at the institutional quarantine facility. Persons returning from Red Zones or crossing Red Zone areas en-route to Nagaland, shall be screened at designated Screening facilities and will undergo 14 days of Institutional Quarantine and thereafter undergo 14 days Home Quarantine. "
The revised order: