Dimapur: Nagaland home commissioner on Friday released a briefing of coronavirus for the state where he said that 274 samples have been sent for testing amid COVID-19 pandemic.

In relation to the COVID-19 case from Dimapur detected in Guwahati, a total of 141 samples, which includes co-passengers, healthcare workers and family members, have been collected and sent for testing. Of this, results of 138 samples have been received and all are negative, the home commissioner’s report said. The results of three are awaited, the report added.

The report from the home commissioner added that chief minister Neiphiu Rio on Friday had a video conference call with all the district deputy commissioners and the superintendents of the police and the chief medical officers to review the implementation of the lockdown measures and the state of preparedness to combat COVID-19.

The chief minister earlier on Thursday briefed the state and apprised the situation of the state on COVID-19, where he said that in connection with the positive case from Dimapur, work of sealing the affected areas and tracing contacts is going on. Twenty-five district surveillance teams are conducting active surveillance, he added.

Till now, 1,391 persons have been screened and 52 close contacts have been traced.

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