The Arunachal Pradesh authorities on Saturday prolonged the lockdown within the capital complicated for 14 days until 5 am on Might 31 in view of the spurt in COVID-19 circumstances within the area. The capital complicated area, comprising Itanagar, Naharlagun and Banderdewa areas, is at present underneath a seven- day lockdown from Might 10.
Capital Deputy Commissioner Talo Potom mentioned the extension of lockdown will come into pressure from 5 am on Might 17 and proceed until 5 am on Might 31. “The restrictions are being imposed as a precautionary measure to include the sudden surge of COVID-19 within the area,” Potom mentioned.
Barring shops of ration, meat, vegetable and dairy merchandise, all outlets and enterprise institutions will stay shut through the interval. Sure outlets in sectors and colonies of the area might be allowed to open on a rotation foundation, he mentioned.
Important companies like drugs outlets, hospitals and medical institutions are usually not within the purview of the lockdown. Potom appealed to folks within the area to observe the health-safety tips and mentioned contact-tracing actions might be intensified through the lockdown interval.
“Motion of individuals might be restricted besides these engaged within the supply of important companies,” the DC mentioned, including preparations could be in place for house supply of LPG cylinders and different important objects. Arunachal Pradesh’s COVID-19 tally rose to 21,373 as 264 extra folks examined optimistic for the an infection, whereas 5 new fatalities pushed the coronavirus loss of life toll to 77.
The capital complicated recorded the utmost variety of recent circumstances at 85. The area has the best variety of energetic circumstances at 545.
In the meantime, the federal government has additionally determined to impose a lockdown in Tawang district in view of the spurt in COVID-19 circumstances, Principal Secretary (Well being) Dr Sharat Chauhan mentioned.