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Nagaland government on May 18 mandated that all persons entering the state, irrespective of the place of origin, shall undergo strict 14 days institutional quarantine before they are sent for another 14 days of mandatory home quarantine.

Chief Secretary Temjen Toy issued an order with partial modification of the Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) whereby all persons entering the state from May 18 onwards, irrespective of place of origin of journey, shall undergo 14 days institutional quarantine at designated centres and thereafter proceed for 14 days mandatory home quarantine.

Furthermore the order stated that persons above the age of 60 years, children below the age of 10 years, parents and pregnant women and accompanying spouses shall be thoroughly screened and on the advice of the medical team at the quarantine centre be sent for mandatory home quarantine for 28 days with active surveillance.

However, the above modifications will not apply to persons who have already entered the state before May 18 from Orange and Green zones and have not crossed Red zones en-route to the state. All other provisions of the SOP shall continue to be in effect, the order stated.

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