Kohima: Nagaland government has once again announced its decision to extend lockdown in the state till June 30. 

High Powered Committee (HPC) spokesperson Mmhonlumo Kikon said the decision to extend the lockdown was made despite a decline in COVID-19 positivity rate in Nagaland following the HPC meeting held on Wednesday. 

He said that while the positivity rate is required to be below 5%, there is a need to vaccinate more than 50% of the population. 

The legislator expressed concern about the inconveniences faced by the people due to the lockdown, but said lockdown in the state needs to continue under the circumstances.

Taking to Twitter, Kikon posted: “The HPC in a meeting today has decided to extend the Lockdown till June 30.

Situation is Improving but we are still not out of the woods. Positivity rate is declining but still requires to be below 5% & we need to vaccinate more than 50% of the population.”

In a subsequent tweet, Kikon said: “We acknowledge the inconvenience faced by the people but given the circumstances we have to continue with the lockdown for now.”

Earlier, the Nagaland government had made certain relaxations in the total lockdown guidelines starting June 12.

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