Nagaland Lockdown Extension News: Amid rising cases of cornavirus, the Nagaland government on Monday extended the lockdown in the state till July 15. The move from the state government is taken to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state. Also Read - Bengali Actor Koel Mallick Along With Her Parents And Husband Test COVID-19 Positive, Family Under Self-Quarantine

The decision to extend the lockdown was taken during the state Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio. Also Read - Why Uttar Pradesh Govt Announced 55-Hour Total Lockdown in State?

After reviewing the situation of the state and doing a thorough deliberation and recommendations of the respective district taskforce on COVID-19, the Nagaland cabinet decided to extend the lockdown. Also Read - Coronavirus in Karnataka: CM Yediyurappa Goes Into Self Isolation After Staff at Home Office Test Positive

Part of easing restrictions earlier, the state government had relaxed agricultural activities, movement of essential commodities, opening of religious places, plying of local taxis and also rickshaws.

During this time of extended lockdown, the inter-state borders connecting Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh will continue to remain sealed and the number of police personnel on duty in the inter-state check gates will be increased.

The development comes as 19 people, including 18 Army personnel tested positive for COVID-19 in Nagaland, taking the state’s tally to 434 on Monday. Of the total 434 COVID-19 cases, 266 are active while 168 have recovered.

A total of 19 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported out of 322 suspected samples tested on Monday, he said.