Guwahati: In view of the rising Covid-19 positive cases in the state, a Total Lockdown has been clamped in Nagaland's Mon district starting today. The lockdown will be in effect till June 28 next.
According to a notification issued by Thavaseelan K, the Deputy Commissioner, "the total lockdown has been enforced in light of certain emerging circumstances and with a view to containing the spread of Covid-19."
People of the Nagaland district have been requested to comply with the Order and any person found violating the Order will be penalized under relevant provisions of the law, the DC said.
The drastic measure has been taken by the district administration due to the rising number of cases in the Assam-bordering district. A source informed The Sentinel Digital that altogether, 48 cases have been detected in Mon district so far.
Meanwhile, with the detection of 8 more cases in the morning today, the number of Covid-19 cases in the state has now risen to 355, out of which 207 are active. Nagaland Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom informed that 8 new cases of the Covid-19 have been reported out of 316 samples tested. 5 patients are from Kohima quarantine centre and 3 are from Dimapur quarantine centre, Phom added.
Yesterday, in a sensational development, as many as 15 army personnel in Nagaland's capital Kohima tested positive for Covid-19. The cases were detected among personnel who were reportedly on leave and had recently joined the Cantonment. Three of the positive cases were detected on June 23 and were added to the state's tally, while the remaining 12 tested positive on June 24. Army officials informed that all those who tested positive were in quarantine at the camp as per military protocol, after returning from leave.
This development has been reported days after the 11 wards in Assam's Guwahati were put under lockdown to arrest the spread of the contagion.