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Northeast’s first Covid-19 patient now free of infection

Imphal/Guwahati, April 6 (IANS): There is good news from Manipur, where a 23-year-old woman, who had returned from the UK and became the first positive coronavirus case in the entire northeastern region, was now declared completely free of the dread...

06 Apr 2020

25 Covid-19 active cases in Assam, NE tally climbs to 29

Guwahati/Agartala, April 4 (IANS): With five more fresh coronavirus cases testing positive from the Northeast region on Saturday, the total number of cases in these states went up to 29, including 25 in Assam, ministers and officials said. Of the 29 ...

04 Apr 2020

NFR produces 20,000 masks, 800 litres of hand sanitisers

Guwahati, April 4 (PTI): The Northeast Frontier Railways (NFR) has produced nearly 20,000 masks and over 800 litres of hand sanitisers for use by on-duty staff in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, a release by the railway zone said. The masks are...

04 Apr 2020

Spurt in forest fires in Manipur

Imphal, April 4 (PTI): The Manipur government has expressed concern over the sudden spurt in forest fires in the state and said adequate measures were being taken to bring the situation under control. Over the past few days, forest fires have been re...

04 Apr 2020

20 Covid-19 cases in Assam; NE tally rises to 24

Guwahati/Agartala, April 3 (IANS): With more fresh positive coronavirus cases getting reported from the region, the total number of cases in the Northeast went up to 24 on Friday, including 20 in Assam, ministers and officials said. Of the 24 positiv...

03 Apr 2020

All Tablighi Jamaat returnees test negative for Covid-19, says Tripura CM

Agartala, April 3 (PTI): Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Friday said the 32 people of the state, who attended the congregation at Nizamuddin in Delhi were sent to quarantine and all of them have tested negative for Covid-19. Altogether 32 ...

03 Apr 2020

5,500 km international borders in NE region shut during lockdown

New Delhi, April 3 (PTI): The 5,500 km-long international borders in the north-eastern region has been effectively closed during the 21-day lockdown imposed to check the spread of coronavirus, Union Minister Jitendra was told on Friday. During a vide...

03 Apr 2020

NEIGRIHMS to admit only critically ill non-Covid-19 patients from other states

Shillong, April 3 (PTI): A premier hospital of Shillong has decided that it will admit non-Covid-19 cases from other states only if they are critically ill and certified so by the health authorities of the patients’ states, an official said on ...

03 Apr 2020

31 co-passengers of Manipur’s 2nd positive patient have no Covid-19 symptoms

Our Correspondent Imphal, April 3 (EMN):  Thirty oneco-passengers of the Manipur’s second Covid-19 patient, who had travelled in a flight from Delhi to Imphal on March 11, were found to be free of coronavirus symptoms, said the state Covid...

03 Apr 2020

Six Northeast states seal borders with Assam

Guwahati/Agartala, April 3 (IANS): After Assam reported 16 positive Covid-19 cases, all the attendees of the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi’s Nizamuddin, six Northeastern states sealed the interstate borders and barred the general entry...

03 Apr 2020

Wokha-Assam border sealed; total shutdown of Bhandari

Our ReporterDimapur, April 2 (EMN): The deputy commissioner (DC) of Wokha, Orenthung Lotha, has ordered the closure of all interstate entry points the district shares with Assam with immediate effect, with exceptions for the movement of security forc...

02 Apr 2020

Assam records 16 Covid-19 cases; NE tally rises to 20

Guwahati/Agartala, April 2 (IANS): With more positive coronavirus cases getting reported from the region, the total number of cases in the northeast went up to 20 on Thursday, including 16 in Assam, officials said. Of the 20 positive cases, 18 took p...

02 Apr 2020

Curfew clamped in Medo of Arunachal after man tests Covid-19 positive

Itanagar, April 2 (PTI): Curfew was clamped in Medo area of Lohit district in Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday for 24-hours after a man tests positive for Covid-19, an official said. The 24-hour curfew which has been clamped at Medo area since 12 PM on ...

02 Apr 2020

States intimate PM about safety equipment shortage for health workers, says M’laya CM

Shillong, April 2 (PTI): Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said on Thursday that during video conference with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Covid-19 situation, almost all the states aired problem arising due to shortage of personal protectio...

02 Apr 2020

Senior government officials to visit Arunachal districts to monitor healthcare facilities

Itanagar, April 2 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh government has directed senior officials of the rank of secretary and commissioner to visit various districts to monitor healthcare facilities and review the supply of essential commodities in view of Covid-...

02 Apr 2020

Manipur man who attended Nizamuddin event tests positive, cases in state rise to 2

Imphal, April 2 (PTI): A man who attended the religious congregation at Tablighi Jamaat Markaz in Delhi’s Nizamuddin West last month tested positive for Covid-19 in Manipur, taking the total number of coronavirus cases in the state to two, Chie...

02 Apr 2020

Mizoram boy open his piggy bank, donates savings to fight Covid-19

Aizawl, April 1 (PTI): A seven-year-old boy from Mizoram’s Kolasib town broke open his piggy bank and donated his entire savings to fight Covid-19 and feed the poor hit by the lockdown imposed to contain the spread of the disease. Rommel Lalmuansan...

01 Apr 2020

Ten Nizamuddin attendees from Manipur quarantined

Our CorrespondentImphal, April 1 (EMN): Ten people of Manipur, who attended a religious congregation in Delhi’s Nizamuddin last month, were quarantined and their samples sent for testing, Manipur Health department officials said on Wednesday. The o...

01 Apr 2020

My dad is away from me to help you, please stay at home — little girl’s message wins hearts

Itanagar, April 1 (PTI): A nine-year-old girl of Arunachal Pradesh has urged everyone to stay indoors during the 21-day lockdown period and help his father, who is a policeman and is currently away from home on duty. Union minister and Arunachal Prad...

01 Apr 2020

Assam: 13 who returned from Jamaat event test corona positive

Guwahati/Agartala/Imphal, April 1 (IANS): Eight more people have tested positive for coronavirus in Assam, who attended the congregation at Nizamuddin in Delhi, taking the tally to 13 so far, state Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Wednesda...

01 Apr 2020

NIA files supplementary charge sheet in killing of Arunachal Pradesh MLA in NSCN (IM) ambush

New Delhi, March 31 (PTI): The National Investigation Agency on Tuesday filed a supplementary charge sheet in the killing of an MLA and 10 others in Arunachal Pradesh allegedly in an ambush by the NSCN (IM) militant group in May last year, officials ...

31 Mar 2020

NFR to convert 315 coaches into isolation wards

Dimapur, March 31 (EMN): In order to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the Indian Railways is making an all out effort to supplement the health care efforts of the Government of India. The spectrum of steps include modification of passenger coaches as ...

31 Mar 2020

Lockdown hits hard on Manipur’s women-only market vendors

Imphal, March 31 (PTI): Cutting down on meal portions, skipping breakfast, exchanging vegetables with neighbours are some of the survival tactics that many vendors at Manipur’s popular women’s only market — Ema Keithel — have resorted...

31 Mar 2020

Covid-19: 135 persons arrested in Imphal

Our CorrespondentImphal, March 31 (EMN): As part of security measures taken up by Imphal West district Police in order to enforce the total lockdown and also to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus in the state, around 135 persons were arrested un...

31 Mar 2020

Covid-19: Assam govt. asks Nizamuddin event attendees to report immediately

Eastern Mirror DeskDimapur, March 31 (EMN): Alarmed by reports of several people, who attended the religious congregation of Tablighi Jamaat at Hazrat Nizamuddin in Delhi recently, being tested positive for the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), Assam gov...

31 Mar 2020