Nagaland govt closes all edu institutions in view of coronavirus outbreak
KOHIMA | March 16:
The Nagaland government has decided to close all Educational institutions in the state from 17 March till 12 April 2020. It has also decided to impose a blanket ban on all tourists both national and international from 18th March onwards till further notice and there will be a ban on public spitting.
This was informed by Chief Secretary Temjen Toy while speaking to TNT.
The chief Secretary said the decisions were taken during a high level review meeting on COVID 19 which was held today at Nagaland Secretariat chaired by the Chief Minister himself.
Toy said the state govt is taking a step further on the level of preparedness and have roped in the Rural Department to create in depth awareness on COVID-19 and its preventive measures and also how to tackle incase of any positive case in the state. Advisories will be issued by the state govt to avoid non essential travel, he said.
On the readiness, the Chief Secretary informed that the state govt has placed orders for respirators and ventilators and to be abundantly prepared for any kind of situation, Health department has been directed to have some more orders placed along with surgical masks, N95 and PP equipments which will also be available to the retailers, he said the state govt is well aware of the shortage.
Thermal scanners will be in place in all entry points. The Police personnel will be trained on the basics by the Health and family welfare department. Since it is not possible to check every passenger in the railways and other stands, an action plan is being worked out for the same, he added
In order to go in uniform a Special Action Group has also been constituted headed by the Principal Secretary, Home Abhijeet Sinha.