Arunachal governor undergoes COVID-19 test

Arunachal Pradesh Governor BD Mishra on July 13 underwent antigen test for COVID-19.

The governor and his family members, officers and officials of Raj Bhavan, and members of governor secretariat, staffs of attached departments and security personnel of state police and Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) underwent the test, an official statement said.

Tests for COVID-19 were conducted in Raj Bhavan in Itanagar by a team of medical practitioners led State Surveillance Officer IDSP, L Jampa, Epidemiologist and District Medical officer, Itanagar Capital Complex Mandip Perme.

The governor, while appreciating the medical team for their proactive role in conducting the tests, said that the examination has brought awareness to the officials to take all anti COVID-19 protocol precautions as even in the lockdown, as per the state government’s standard operating procedure, the staff have been attending the office.

He expressed his confidence in the team of the doctors and their dedication, who have been strictly following COVID-19 pandemic counter measures.

The governor reiterated that to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic, physical distancing, use of mask and frequent hand washing are very important.

He advised the people to install ‘Aarogya Setu’ application in their mobile to be sure of their surroundings for safety from COVID-19 positive cases.

A total of 359 COVID-19 cases have been reported so far in Arunachal Pradesh. Out of these, active cases in the state stand at 219 while 138 others were discharged. The state reported two deaths.

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