The Nagaland government has readied two quarantine centres in the buildings of Basic Services for Urban Poor (BSUP) at Meriema and K Badze at Rüsoma in Kohima district for accommodation of people coming from outside the state.
The government has set up the two quarantine centres under the initiative of an empowered group led by additional chief secretary and finance commissioner Sentiyanger Imchen.
Twenty-two persons coming from outside the state have already been put on quarantine at Meriema quarantine centre, an official release said on Sunday.
The empowered group has provided logistics and basic amenities to the occupants and handed over to the medical department for operation.
The two quarantine centres at K Badze and Meriema have 545 and 254 beds respectively with attached toilets and bathrooms.
Besides, 10 beds have also been set up at the Administrative Training Institute in Kohima.
It is also reported that the empowered group has been in touch with government guest houses and private hotels in the state for more accommodation of the stranded people coming from outside in the event of shortage.
The group has also been assigned to look after the wellbeing of the people stranded outside the state.
Hitherto, the BSUP buildings were unusable and its surroundings were piled up with debris and remnants accumulated over the years.
However, a team of personnel from housing, medical, municipal affairs, public health engineering and power departments had renovated the buildings and removed all the waste materials.
The Covid-19 control room lauded the commendable work done and thanked the departments for coming forward at this critical situation.
The state government has been taking preventive and containment measures through different approaches since the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic though no positive cases of coronavirus has been reported in the state so far.