5 NE states completely Covid-19 free


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NEW DELHI: Five out of the eight northeastern states are completely coronavirus-free and the remaining three have not added any new COVID-19 positive cases in the last few days, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Monday.

Singh, who is the minister for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), said this after a video conference with senior officers of the North Eastern Council ( NEC), Shillong, as well representative of different government bodies and PSUs.

The minister said five Northern states – Sikkim, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, and Tripura — are totally coronavirus-free while three other states – Assam, Meghalaya and Mizoram- had eight, 11 and one COVID-19 positive cases respectively.


He congratulated the state governments of the region, the chief ministers and also the officials in the ministry of DoNER and the NEC for ensuring perfect coordination, which has made this possible.

Singh also informed about the proposals received from different states of the region like Mizoram, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur for new health-related projects devoted to management of infections and
coronavirus care, critical care and upgraded healthcare. These projects will be dealt with priority, he said.


During the meeting, the minister received updates about various economic activities in the recent days following exemptions given by the Ministry of Home Affairs in different sectors, including bamboo-related activities.