The Nagaland Secretariat will remain closed for two days to disinfect the premises after several people tested positive for Covid-19.

The Nagaland government has also ordered massive contact tracing as the one-day case tally shot to 112 on Saturday and 135 on Sunday after seeing a double-digit rise in daily Covid cases for weeks.

“In view of a number of COVID-19 cases, the Nagaland Civil Secretariat Office Complex would remain sealed on Monday and Tuesday following the guidelines on preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 in workplace issued by the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on June 4,” said a government notification.

Fumigation of the Civil Secretariat office complex premises is being done and aggressive contact tracing has been initiated, the notification added

“The sealed area has been mapped and cordoned. In the proximity of this area, the public and all others concerned have been advised to always wear a mask, frequently wash hands, and maintain social and physical distance to ensure public hygiene and personal safety,” the notification read.

Nagaland recorded 135 new COVID-19 infections on Sunday.

So far, 9,885 people in Nagaland have been affected by the Covid-19, of whom 52 have died and 8,913 recovered from the deadly disease.

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