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The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) on July 2 expressed concern over rise in COVID-19 cases in the state and requested the state government to take immediate necessary measures to contain the spread of the disease.

The party’s state unit expressed concern at its executive body meeting in Itanagar on July 2, under the chairmanship of its president Nabam Tuki to review the present situation of COVID-19 in the state.

“APCC is very concerned about the alarming situation due to fast spreading of COVID-19 in the Itanagar Capital Complex and other parts of the state. We urge the state government to take immediate necessary measures to tackle the emerging situation and to contain further spread of the disease in the state,” party’s spokesperson Mina Toko said.

She also informed that state Congress also decided to take stock of the present situation of COVID-19 pandemic in the district through video conferencing with all the Congress MLAs and DCC Presidents on July 6.

Arunachal Pradesh reported 195 COVID-19 cases so far out of which active cases in the state stands at 128, 66 recovered and one death.

Changlang district has the highest number of active cases. There are 51 active cases in the district.

Itanagar Capital Complex is at the second position with 41 active cases.

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