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Nagaland Directorate of Health and Family Welfare conducted a state-level Training of Trainers (ToTs) to tackle Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Kohima on March 11.

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According to official sources, the State Nodal Officer of the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme Nyanthung Kikon said that five people have been quarantined at home in suspect with the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nagaland. However, no Coronavirus cases have been detected in the state so far.

He informed that the ToT programme on Coronavirus was organized for district-level trainers, armed forces, disaster response force and officials of the health department, by the Nagaland Department of Health and Family Welfare.

Earlier, in the keynote address Principal Director Vizolie Z Suokhrie stressed on the need to have preparedness and response plan in place in all the districts in response to COVID-19.

Further, he said intensive awareness campaign will have to be carried out to send across correct information, dispelling myths, rumours and to allay the fears of the people with regard to Coronavirus.

He maintained that hand hygiene and respiratory etiquettes remain cornerstone in prevention and control of COVID-19.

Topics included at the training was on infection prevention and control, environmental cleaning, disinfection and bio-medical waste management, clinical case management, risk communication & community engagement, hospital preparedness and non-pharmaceutical interventions.

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The training programme was attended by district level trainers of all the districts, the armed forces and the disaster response force. Altogether, 81 participants attended the training programme, sources told UNI.

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