Neiphiu Rio
Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio. Image credit - Northeast Now

The Ao Senden, apex tribal organization of the Ao Naga community of Nagaland on Tuesday Ao Senden appealed to state chief minister Neiphiu Rio to continue its lockdown policy.

It also urged the chief minister to shelve the programme of arrangement for travel of its stranded citizens back to the State.

It opined that cues from neighbouring states have taught the unfortunate report of deaths and continual struggle to contained the dreaded COVID-19, has been introduced by the asymptomatic people coming from infected areas.

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In the event of such an unfortunate scenario in Nagaland, the Ao Senden expressed doubts of its containment owing to the community based culture and tradition of the people and the capacity of the medical facilities to handle increased cases.

It said the Government may rather enhance on its noble initiative of providing relief and other means of assistance to those stranded citizens.

This would be the best possible strategy to maintain the safety of the people of the state, which would require an informed decision by the government and a corresponding sacrifice required on its people, it added.

The Ao Senden also acknowledged and appreciated the efforts being put in by the Government under the leadership of the chief minister Rio to contain the dreaded COVID-19 in the State.


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