In the wake of the growing coronavirus threat, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on February 7 informed that he has alerted the health department to communicate preventive measures.

“I have alerted the health department to communicate preventive measures against this ‘dangerous virus’ in every district,” Khandu told reporters on the sidelines of an event here, after asked about initiative taken by the state government against coronavirus threat.

Informing that Pangsau Pass market along the India-Myanmar border has been shut-down for the time being by the district administration (Changlang), the CM said, “Health department is closely monitoring it”.

The death toll from the novel coronavirus outbreak in China has risen to 636 with 73 new deaths reported. In India, three positive cases of novel coronavirus have been reported so far.

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