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Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on July 15 emphasised on precautionary measures that everyone must take, to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Khandu issued a 10point measure, to prevent further spread of the virus.

“The situation is such that we all need a hard-hitting response to deal with the COVID-19 situation,” Khandu said.

His statement comes a day after the state witnessed highest single-day spike of 75 fresh COVID-19 cases.

“Many of you may be well aware of it, but it needs to be retold so that words may keep spreading,” Khandu wrote in a social media post citing the 10-point precautionary measures.

The chief minister advised the people to always stay alert, properly wear a mask, avoid spitting in public places and maintain safe distance during conversation.

“Don’t be lenient even around your friends, co-workers or relatives. Always wear mask, maintain safe distance and follow all necessary safety measures. It’s during conversation that tiny respiratory droplets stay airborne for several minutes,” Khandu wrote.

He has also advised people not to share or forward unverified news.

Meanwhile, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) branch of Arunachal Pradesh, through a press conference in Itanagar on July 15, stressed on precautionary measures to prevent spread of the virus.

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It has also appealed public to follow the standard operating procedure (SOP) laid down by the government.

A total of 462 COVID-19 cases have been reported so far in Arunachal Pradesh. Out of these, active cases in the state stand at 306 while 153 others were discharged after they recovered from the disease. The state reported three deaths.

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