With the growing concern of the new variant called Omicron, Nagaland health department has advised people to maintain safety measures and Covid-19 protocols even during festival season.
During a press conference, Principal Director for H&FW Dr Neikhrielie Khimiao, said, “the department is due precautions are being taken at all levels, especially with travelers and foreigners that are in the state.”
“We have served advisories to all the districts at the entry points, particularly Dimapur, Kohima, Wokha, Mon and Mokokchung,” he added.
Dr Khimiao of Nagaland asked people to maintain safety measures
He laid emphasis on following the COVID appropriate behaviors at all times. And also recommended various measures to avoid post festival surge and a third wave of COVID-19.
The health department further stated that, “Everyone should wear a mask in public places especially in crowded areas, social or indoor gatherings.”
Also it added that the vaccination is necessary at this time as it helps protect oneself and family from this virus. Therefore, it urged its citizens to get vaccinated to avoid more deaths.
Citizens were also requested to limit gatherings, avoid too much crowding and to take responsible measures like wearing a mask, using sanitizer. Also, it asked anyone with symptoms of covid-19 to immediately come forward for testing and to keep in isolation.
It added, travelers should strictly adhere to laid down SOPs and monitor their health and symptoms.
The number of cases of fast-spreading Omicron variant has risen. India has recorded over 300 Omicron cases so far, with Maharashtra reporting 65 cases, Delhi with 64 cases of the new variant Omicron.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a meeting today evening to review the situation.