The office of the state health department in Nagaland Civil Secretariat has been sealed.

The office of the department has been sealed for 48 hours with effect from October 4, 2020, in view of the detection of few COVID19 positive cases in the office.

A notification was issued on Sunday by Gregory Thejawelie, the deputy commissioner of Kohima district, in this regard.

“In view of the detection of few COVID-19 positive persons and as, the SOP on preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 in offices issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the Directorate General of Health Services (EMR Division), Govt of India. Dated 4th June 2020, the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Nagaland Civil Secretariat is hereby sealed for 48 (Forty-Eight) hours w.e.f. 4th October 2020,” the notification said.

The Kohima deputy commissioner has advised all the people to follow safety precautions of wearing masks all the time within the proximity of the sealed area.

“All public and all concerned are advised to follow all safety precautions of wearing masks at all time, frequently washing hands and maintain social/physical distances to ensure public hygiene and personal safety within the proximity of the sealed area,” the Kohima DC said in the notification.

Nagaland so far has registered a total of 6,552 COVID19 positive cases.

The state recorded 123 new positive cases on Sunday.

The deadly disease has so far claimed the lives of 12 positive patients in Nagaland.

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