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Arunachal’s West Siang district admin withdraws proposed lockdown

The West Siang district administration in Arunachal Pradesh has withdrawn the proposed week-long total lockdown in the district.

The district administration, however, in a revised order on July 19 imposed series of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 following direction from the state government.

As per the order, inter-state and inter-district movement of individuals and vehicles is barred except for medical emergency and cases of last rites only. It also prohibits movement of people from 6 pm to 5 am.

The district also imposed compulsory quarantine of returnees from districts having high risk of COVID-19 cases in paid quarantine facility as per the latest SOP.

On July 17, the district administration announced to impose a week-long total lockdown in the district from July 20, to contain the spread of the virus.

West Siang district reported two COVID-19 cases so far and both patients were discharged following their recovery from the virus.

Meanwhile, the Lower Subansiri district administration has announced a complete week-long lockdown in the district from 5 am on July 20 to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Deputy Commissioner Swetika Sachan has appealed to all the citizens of the district to cooperate with the administration to prevent the spread of the virus.

The order issued by the district administration prohibits movement of all vehicles and public. It also prohibits movement of public to/from the district. In case of emergency prior approval has to be taken from both the concerned DCs.

The district recorded 14 COVID-19 positive cases so far and all are active cases.

Arunachal Pradesh recorded 650 COVID-19 cases so far. Out of these, active cases in the state stand at 373.


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