NAYO calls upon everyone in Nagaland to understand the grave situation and realities that we are facing today Credit: Representational image

Dimapur: With the number of COVID-19 cases rapidly increasing in Nagaland, the Northern Angami Youth Organization (NAYO) has appealed everyone to adhere to the norms set by the government and observe strict lockdown amid the pandemic.

Issuing a press release on Friday, the NAYO called upon everyone to understand the grave situation and realities that we are facing today. The Angami youth body also appealed everyone to extend “unequivocal cooperation in the fight against the unseen enemy and to stand collectively in our efforts to put an end to this crisis”.

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Statement issued by the Northern Angami Youth Organization

The organisation also asked the inmates of the quarantine facility “to strictly follow the rules and ethics set by the concerned authority and to maintain strict decorum.”

NAYO further acknowledged the work of the state government and various NGOs for their tireless and unceasing endeavours. “The war against this deadly virus has just begun and we believe that strict adherence to the norms set by the government and observance of strict lock down in the state will eventually prove beneficial,” it added.

With the stranded residents of the state coming back from across the country, Nagaland has seen a sudden rise in COVID-19 cases.

On Saturday, Nagaland recorded 11 new cases of COVID-19, of which nine are male and two female, taking the state’s total number of active cases for COVID-19 to 36. All who tested positive are returnees from Chennai, informed health minister S Pangnyu Phom.

Of the 36 COVID-19 positive cases, Dimapur has so far reported 22 cases, Kohima nine and Tuensang five cases. All active cases are related to the Shramik special train from Chennai that reached the state on May 22.

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