Nagaland on Wednesday reported two more Covid19 deaths and 111 new positive cases.

A total of 374 positive patients also recovered in the last 24 hours.

The Nagaland health and family welfare department in its Covid19 update said of the new positive cases, Dimapur recorded 20, Kiphire 3, Kohima 20, Mokokchung 48, Mon 5, Phek 7, Tuensang 7 and Wokha 1.

Of the recovered patients, Dimapur registered 229, Kiphire 6, Kohima 81, Mokokchung 36, Mon 8, Phek 2, Wokha 4 and Zunheboto 8.

The Nagaland government on Wednesday extended the ongoing Covid19 lockdown till June 30.

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This is for the fourth time that the state government has extended the lockdown since it was first clamped on May 14.

The lockdown was first imposed for a period of seven days till May 21.

The high-powered committee on Covid19 at a meeting today has decided to extend the lockdown till June 30, government spokesperson on Covid19 and adviser Mmhonlumo Kikon said.

The committee is headed by chief minister Neiphiu Rio.

“Situation is improving but we are still not out of the woods. Positivity rate is declining but still requires to be below 5% & we need to vaccinate more than 50% of the population,” Kikon tweeted.

“We acknowledge the inconvenience faced by the people but given the circumstances, we have to continue with the lockdown for now,” he said.

Shops and some of the business establishments are allowed to open till from 6 pm till noon across the State. However, relaxation period varies in some of the districts.

The state’s Covid19 tally was 17,531 when the first lockdown was imposed on May 14 but it soared to 23,965 on Wednesday.

There have also been more recoveries in the state than the fresh cases.

Altogether 20,127 positive patients have recovered till date while the death toll touched 447.

The state currently has 2699 active cases and 678 people migrated from the state.

Bhadra Gogoi

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