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Nagaland APC Kikheto says 17,157 citizens return

Kohima, Jul 06 (UNI) Nagaland Agriculture Production Commissioner and in-charge of COVID activities if Dimapur Y Kikheto Sema has said that till yesterday a total of 17,157 returnees have returned to Nagaland from different parts of the country.

Addressing a press conference at Dimapur yesterday Kikheto said out of the total returnees, 6,800 of them arrived by special trains, 4,312 by normal trains, 2,723 by flights, 2,212 by buses, 612 by other vehicles and 498 from Kohima side. He informed that a maximum of 500 returnees were expected to arrive Dimapur by a special train from Bengaluru on July 9. With this, he said more than 95% of the total returnees would have arrived the state.
“So there should not be much problem in handling the situation and I wish all the frontline warriors the best.”
He said 1,202 returnees were still quarantined in Dimapur, with 601 each at government quarantine centers and paid quarantine centers. He added that the State’s largest quarantine center at Ganesh Nagar industrial complex had been shut down. Sema further mentioned that 195 returnees were at the quarantine centers for more than 14 days, 111 under quarantine for more than 18 days and 74 for 21 days. He put the recovery rate of COVID-19 patients in Dimapur at 84.41%, against the State’s overall recovery rate of about 40.50%.

Kikheto, who was given the charge of Dimapur In-charge for COVID-19 activities earlier in April was relieved of the duty on July 4 “on successful completion of mandate,” informed that till late night of July 4, there were 1,202 residents in 50 quarantine centers in Dimapur, with 601 returnees each in the 25 institutional quarantine centers and 25 paid quarantine centers. He also informed that the Ganeshnagar quarantine center was closed yesterday since all the returnees have been released and accommodated in hotels in Dimapur.
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