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India Fighting Coronavirus Outbreak: 5 Out Of 8 States In Northeast Declared Coronavirus-Free

Here’s how north-eastern states are winning the battle against coronavirus

India Fighting Coronavirus Outbreak: 5 Out Of 8 States In Northeast Declared Coronavirus-Free

New Delhi: The government declared that five out of eight states in the north-east – Sikkim, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Tripura as coronavirus-free as no new cases for the highly contagious virus have been reported in these states. On Monday, Junior Minister for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Jitendra Singh also held a video conference with officials of the North Eastern Council (NEC) and representatives of government bodies and state-run firms. Informing netizens about this markable feat in the fight of coronavirus, Mr Singh on his social media said,

5 out of 8 States #Corona free while other 3 have not added any new Corona positive case in the last few days in the north east.

He also congratulated the state governments in the region, Northeast Ministry, North Eastern Council and said that they deserve appreciation for perfect coordination to make this possible.

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Mr Singh also informed that the other three states have also not reported any new COVID-19 cases in the last few days. He said,

Assam reported eight COVID-19 cases, Meghalaya 11 and Mizoram one case. And all the three states are coping well and will soon have no cases as in last 24-hours, no news cases have been reported from these three states.

What the North-Eastern States Have Done Right

Explaining how Arunachal Pradesh fought the coronavirus battle, Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar told NDTV,

Our first and the only COVID-19 positive case was reported from Lohit district, far off from capital Itanagar. We have been able to cure the patient at the district hospital since our medical team was ready. We were prepared. We had even sealed our inter-state borders. Even today, as we don’t have any COVID-positive case, we keep the strongest vigil on our inter-state borders. We are following a very strong sanitisation protocol. But there was also the challenge of keeping the local population away from the virus. But, the indigenous tribal quarantine practice became very helpful. The tribal groups in the state implemented their own customary rituals much before the first positive case emerged. These groups initiated a strict lockdown and started practiSing social distancing in order to stop the spread of the pandemic. All the families started self-quarantining themselves and stopped going out simply. As a result, the virus spread was stopped at the very initial stage in Arunachal Pradesh. A check-point was created at the start of the village by these tribes itself and any person entering the village was only allowed to enter after sanitizing their hands.

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India’s Minister of State for Youth Affairs & Sports Kiren Rijiju showcasing how North-Eastern states are winning the battle against coronavirus by following strict social distancing and lockdown norms in his recent tweets said,

See this beautiful, cultured behaviour & disciplined conduct during the lockdown in the North-Eastern State of Manipur! The thing to observe here is maintaining dignity & convenience for everyone while distributing relief materials.

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Mr Rijiju also shared glimpses of Mizoram and how the state is mastering social distancing norms.

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On the other hand, Sikkim was the only state in the country that did not report even a single positive case of COVID-19. Explaining how the state dealt with the pandemic being one of the tourist-friendly places, Chief Minister Of Sikkim, Prem Singh Tamang, added,

Sikkim has been coronavirus free because the state took precautions ever since the first case was reported in the country. February onwards, Sikkim started screening at various check posts, it was also one of the first states in India to do so. The state also banned the entry of all foreigners. Apart from this, frontline warriors – healthcare professionals, police officials, sanitation workers, government employees – have been proactive.

Also Read: Sikkim Has Reported Zero Positive Cases Of Coronavirus, Chief Minister Explains How

Talking about the proactive steps taken by the state when it comes to testing, Mr Tamang added,

We don’t have a lab but we wrote to the government of India and immediately got approval for North Bengal Medical College to conduct COVID-19 tests. We had sent over 60 samples and they all turned to be negative. Parallelly, the state is also working on to build their own testing lab, which will be built in a month’s time.

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World

22,70,55,138Cases
18,97,86,461Active
3,25,98,424Recovered
46,70,253Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 22,70,55,138 and 46,70,253 have died; 18,97,86,461 are active cases and 3,25,98,424 have recovered as on September 17, 2021 at 5:36 am.

India

3,33,81,728 34,403Cases
3,39,0563,867Active
3,25,98,424 37,950Recovered
4,44,248 320Deaths
In India, there are 3,33,81,728 confirmed cases including 4,44,248 deaths. The number of active cases is 3,39,056 and 3,25,98,424 have recovered as on September 17, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

65,11,525 3,595

52,893 310

63,20,310 3,240

1,38,322 45

Kerala

44,46,228 22,182

1,86,754 4,559

42,36,309 26,563

23,165 178

Karnataka

29,65,191 1,108

16,202 282

29,11,434 808

37,555 18

Tamil Nadu

26,40,361 1,693

16,756 120

25,88,334 1,548

35,271 25

Andhra Pradesh

20,34,786 1,367

14,708 105

20,06,034 1,248

14,044 14

Uttar Pradesh

17,09,628 23

193 11

16,86,549 11

22,886 1

West Bengal

15,59,567 707

8,025 25

15,32,922 725

18,620 7

Delhi

14,38,373 28

409 5

14,12,880 22

25,084 1

Odisha

10,18,298 580

5,335 105

10,04,845 681

8,118 4

Chhattisgarh

10,04,988 31

352 2

9,91,077 29

13,559

Rajasthan

9,54,230 4

103 1

9,45,173 5

8,954

Gujarat

8,25,677 22

149 0

8,15,446 22

10,082

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,374 7

119 5

7,81,738 12

10,517

Haryana

7,70,697 9

327 8

7,60,562 17

9,808

Bihar

7,25,864 12

72 6

7,16,134 6

9,658

Telangana

6,62,785 259

5,282 43

6,53,603 301

3,900 1

Punjab

6,01,180 30

314 11

5,84,399 38

16,467 3

Assam

5,97,074 468

5,381 15

5,85,914 479

5,779 4

Jharkhand

3,48,102 6

102 8

3,42,867 14

5,133

Uttarakhand

3,43,330 20

284 12

3,35,657 32

7,389

Jammu And Kashmir

3,27,466 170

1,421 72

3,21,630 98

4,415

Himachal Pradesh

2,16,430 127

1,568 82

2,11,215 206

3,647 3

Goa

1,75,183 95

699 1

1,71,195 96

3,289

Puducherry

1,25,170 107

963 63

1,22,380 42

1,827 2

Manipur

1,17,913 216

2,614 7

1,13,478 219

1,821 4

Tripura

83,787 31

427 26

82,553 56

807 1

Meghalaya

78,958 229

1,804 140

75,784 86

1,370 3

Mizoram

76,591 1,121

13,888 85

62,449 1,202

254 4

Chandigarh

65,168 4

31 2

64,319 2

818

Arunachal Pradesh

53,990 47

536 9

53,183 56

271

Sikkim

30,802 64

775 28

29,648 36

379

Nagaland

30,763 32

505 14

29,610 44

648 2

Ladakh

20,631 6

41 1

20,383 5

207

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,670

5 0

10,661

4

Lakshadweep

10,353

4 0

10,298

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,595 3

15 2

7,451 1

129

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