Nagaland: Over 5000 'defaulters' detected for not wearing mask in public places



At least 5,380 'defaulters' have been listed for not wearing a mask in Nagaland's Kohima municipality on November 15.

The defaulters were detected during the enforcement of compulsory wearing of face masks within Kohima, which began on November 9.

The drive, organised by the Association of Kohima Municipal Wards Panchayat (AKMWP), was conducted to make people aware of the importance of wearing a mask in public places to fight COVID-19.

AKMWP president Neibulie Kiewhuo informed that they carried out the exercise considering the safety aspect and, to contain the spread of COVID-19.

The exercise will continue within the Kohima municipalities until the association achieves its goal of sensitising the public on wearing face masks in public places.

Nagaland continues to register a Covid-19 sample positivity rate of 9.3 per cent, which is higher than the national average.

Nagaland reported 112 fresh cases of Covid-19 on Saturday with 109 from Dimapur, two from Kohima and one from Mon district.

This week, the state reported 311 confirmed cases and seven Covid-19 deaths.

Nagaland health minister S Pangnyu Phom appealed to the people of the state to adhere to all the protocols. "Follow the 3 W's - Wear Mask, Wash Hands, Watch Distance," he tweeted.