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With an aim to combat the spread of COVID-19 in Nagaland, transport minister P Paiwang Konyak has directed the to spray disinfectant to public transport.

The public transports to be disinfected include state helicopters, buses and taxies and the exercise will be carried out in the entire district.

The minister has also issued an advisory to the buses plying via Assam to various districts of Nagaland urging them to not stop in Assam.

“In the wake of the general public being gripped by fear and apprehension of COVID-19 pandemic cases rising in the country, the Nagaland government is deeply concerned regarding the outbursts of the virus,” the advisory stated.

“The health and family welfare department has been put on high alert to take precautionary measures to prevent the infection and spread of COVID-19 in the state by issuing advisories, awareness campaign and setting up transitory quarantine points,” it further added.

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