Nagaland has reported five more COVID-19 deaths and 269 new positive cases, Health and Family Welfare Minister S Pangnyu Phom said. 

Among the new cases, 207 were recorded in Dimapur, 40 in Kohima, eight in Tuensang, four each in Mokokchung and Mon, three in Phek and one each in LonglengZunheboto and Peren, Phom informed. 

With the new positive cases, the total active cases in the State increased to 3081 and the total caseload to 16552.  

So far, 145 people succumbed to the infection in the State.  

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Altogether 12779 people have recovered from the infection. 

A total of 45 positive patients, 31 in Dimapur, 10 in Kohima and four in Longleng, have recovered in the last 24 hours. 

Meanwhile, the State Government has decided to provide an additional Rs 10 lakh as compensation for all for the health workers fighting the COVID-19 under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan package. 

The Centre has renewed the insurance scheme for the health workers fighting the pandemic under the scheme with effect from April 24 for a period of 180 days. 

The Centre, under the scheme, will provide a comprehensive Rs 50 lakh insurance coverage for health workers fighting COVID-19 in government hospitals, health care centres as well as private hospitals if they meet with some accident while treating COVID-19 patients. 

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With COVID-19 cases in Nagaland rising rapidly, the State Government has announced a 7-day lockdown in the State.

Lockdown in Nagaland will come into force for seven days from May 14.

The high-powered committee on COVID-19 in Nagaland decided to impose lockdown in the State to break the chain of transmission.

The lockdown in Nagaland will start at 6pm on May 14 and will continue till May 21.

Bhadra Gogoi

Bhadra Gogoi is Northeast Now Correspondent in Nagaland. He can be reached at: bhadragogoi@yahoo.com