Lock down extended by Government till June 30 in Nagaland

The Nagaland government has now extended the lockdown in the State till June 30. A senior official gave this information on Wednesday. Mahonlumo Kikon, co-spokesperson and advisor to the government said “The Committee on COVID-19 held a meeting today under the chairmanship of Chief Minister (CM) Neiphiu Rio. During the meeting, it has been decided to extend the lockdown till June 30.

Improvement ratio shall increase after the extension of lockdown


When Kikon was asked about the extension of the lockdown, he said, “The situation of Covid-19 is improving in the state, but we are still not out of danger. The positivity rate is declining, but it needs to go below five per cent. Also, we need to vaccinate more than 50 percent of the people here.” According to media reports, this is the fourth extension of the lockdown in the state since May 14.

Kikon said, “We accept the inconvenience caused to the people, but given the circumstances, we will have to continue the lockdown for now.” He said that the District Task Force on COVID-19 will provide relaxation or impose strict restrictions according to the local situation.


State Government started providing relief packets to daily wage workers


At the same time, the workers are facing a financial crisis due to the lockdown. However, the state government has started giving relief material to daily wage laborers on Monday. The Nagaland government said that the relief material packet contains rice, pulses, oil, soap and other essential items. State Home Department Principal Secretary R Ramakrishnan said that at least 30 thousand daily wage laborers will get the benefit of the relief material scheme worth Rs 550.



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