With the death of 109 COVID-19 positive patients and the infection of over 1500 persons, Nagaland seems to be battling hard this second wave of the pandemic.
According to the Nagaland Health and Family Welfare Department, 449 passengers entering the state were tested positive for COVID-19 at Dimapur airport in less than two weeks.
Dimapur being the commercial hub of Northeast with the only airport and railway station in Nagaland, a total lockdown of the district would mean devastating chaos both for the citizens and the state in general.
The 449 COVID-19 positive cases were detected from the 833 samples tested from among the passengers at the airport before entering the state bordering Assam. Passengers either local or foreigners are to maintain the S.O.P's(Standard Operating Procedures) laid down by the state's Health and Family Welfare Department.
Also, passengers or any visitors entering different districts of Nagaland are to be quarantined at different health facilities for not less than 20 days before their sample reports come back as negative. So, with regard to the measures taken, the spread of the COVID-19 virus is not as widespread as it may seem in the case of other states of India.
Along with the aforementioned reports of deaths and infected patients, Dimapur police have managed to accumulate a fine of Rs 1.19 lakhs from 1,197 people who were violating the S.O.P's laid down by the government by failing to wear face masks.
The first step to avoid contracting the virus is by wearing a face mask followed by sanitizing one's hands multiple times and maintaining social distancing.
Citizens of Nagaland have extended their support towards the hard work implemented by the police in making sure that the spread of the virus is contained. Also, other districts and different states of India might develop the same strategy so that the public is made self-conscious in wearing a face mask before they step out from their homes.
Meanwhile, the Department of Health and Family Welfare has released the co-morbidities associated with COVID-19 deaths in Nagaland.
Here are the key figures of the report.
Along with the aforementioned reports of deaths and infected patients, Dimapur police manage to accumulate a fine of rupees 1.19 lakhs from 1,197 people who were violating the S.O.P's laid down by the government by failing to wear face masks.Diabetes Mellitus--42%
Hypertension + Diabetes--28%
Chronic Kidney Disease--13%
Chronic Liver Disease --10%
Therefore, it doesn't really matter if the Government of Nagaland is pouring all its resources into making sure that the spread of the virus is contained. In order to be healthy and free from being infected by the COVID-19 virus, the citizens need to play a greater role in saving themselves from the deadly infection.
And those with the above mentioned co-morbidities are at greater risk of contracting the virus. So, make sure to follow the S.O.P laid down by the health department and be sincere in dedicating your days to staying free and healthy from the COVID-19 virus and other diseases that will neutralize your immune system.