• Legislators include four Ministers and an advisor from Nagaland
• Results expected on July 15
• Cases rise to 9 in Nagaland House
• Reports of sealing ‘incorrect,’ says DRC
Morung Express News
Dimapur | July 14
Five legislators from Nagaland - four ministers and advisor, have undergone tests for COVID-19 on July 14 and waiting for results after they reportedly came into contact with a driver, who was confirmed positive for the virus on July 13.
The particular driver, who tested positive, was reportedly assigned to one of the legislators who are currently in Delhi.
Four among the five legislators took the test exercising abundant caution as they were not in direct contact, while one of them was in direct contact with the infected person, an official in Nagaland told The Morung Express on the condition of anonymity.
When contacted, officials at Nagaland House confirmed the news and informed that the results are expected on July 15.
Further details are awaited.
4 more test positive on July 14
Meanwhile, 4 more in Nagaland House New Delhi have been tested positive on Tuesday, according to an official source. They were among the 60 residents who underwent tests earlier during the day. With the latest addition, the total of COVID-19 positive cases in Nagaland House at Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Road in New Delhi has gone up to 9.
It was informed that the first case was detected last week when an employee who had returned from Nagaland on June 10 had started showing symptoms. While she was in isolation the entire time, her condition did not improve. She was taken to the hospital for the COVID-19 test which came back positive.
After the result was confirmed, as per the contact tracing, samples from 44 persons in the campus were tested on Sunday. Out of them, 3 persons were tested positive for COVID-19..
While there were reports of the Nagaland returnee being in the ICU, the Deputy Resident Commissioner (DRC) Nagaland House Kethosituo Sekhose said that it was part of the protocol since she had shown symptoms.
According to the doctors, she has been shifted from the ICU to the ward and her condition is stable, the DRC added.
Nagaland House not sealed
Meanwhile, Nagaland House Delhi DRC informed The Morung Express that reports of the campus being sealed is not correct.
"Sealing of the campus is up to the Delhi Government. On our part, we have ensured that they are isolated, and all precautions are being followed," he said.
The DRC also added that everyone in the campus will be tested. 44 have already been tested and the results of 60 more persons who were tested on July 14 are yet to be received.