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Nagaland Minister CM Chang Dies Of Coronavirus At 77

CM Chang was being treated for COVID-19 at a hospital in Kohima, officials said.Senior Nagaland minister CM Chang died of COVID-19 in Kohima on Monday, health officials said.He was 77 and is survived by his wife, four sons, five daughters and grandchildren.CM Chang was being treated for COVID-19 at a hospital in Kohima, they said.He is the first MLA in the state, which has reported 7,240 COVID-19 cases so far, to die of coronavirus.The Nagaland government has declared state mourning on October 13 and 14, officials said.

CM Chang, who was the Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change and Justice and Law, will be accorded a state funeral at his Noksen village in Tuensang district on Tuesday, they said.The Prime Minister's Office tweeted quoting him: "Saddened by the passing away of Shri CM Chang, Minister in the Nagaland Government.

News source ~ NDTV