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32-year-old woman dead at quarantine facility in Dimapur's Hong Kong market

The woman, who was found dead at the quarantine facility at the Hong Kong market area, had arrived in the town on July 21 by train

32-year-old woman dead at quarantine facility in Dimapur

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  22 July 2020 11:34 AM GMT

Guwahati: In a tragic incident, a 32-year-old woman has died in a paid quarantine facility in Nagaland's commercial hub Dimapur on Wednesday, July 22.

The woman, who was found dead at the quarantine facility at the bustling Hong Kong market area, had arrived in the town on July 21 by train and was then taken to the Agri Expo for registration after which she proceeded to the paid quarantine facility as per protocol.

According to reports, she committed and felt unwell after reaching the facility. When there was no response from her side, the hotel staff, as well as the medical staff, jointly broke down the door and found her dead.

Although there has been intense speculation over whether her death is due to the COVID-19 disease, sources said that there is no evidence to suggest that that is indeed the case. The case has been handed over to the Dimapur police for investigation and post-mortem and inquiry is pending.

Meanwhile, COVID-19 panic has continued to grip the town of Dimapur. In another significant development, the general access to the West Police Station, Dimapur, has been partially restricted in view of the detection of 4 suspected COVID-19 cases among the staff.

Additionally, 2 railway staffs at the Dimapur railway station have also tested COVID-19 positive and the station is also likely to be sealed to halt the spread of the dreaded contagion. It needs mention here that the Dimapur district task force at a meeting at the deputy commissioner's office on Monday called for more stringent implementation of lockdown rules in view of the Covid-19 crisis.

Shopkeepers have been urged to close their shutters by 2 pm in the afternoon and the movement of individuals has also been strictly prohibited in the town. The containment measures are being enforced more strictly amid a recent boom in COVID-19 cases in Nagaland, where the cases have now soared to over 1,000.

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