Itanagar Capital Region (ICR) administration on September 28 extended the ban on entry of labourers from outside state into the region by another two weeks.

The decision was taken in view of the spurt in COVID-19 cases in the Itanagar Capital Complex.

The ban, which was scheduled to end on September 29, has been extended till October 13 to contain the spread of the viral infection.

“In view of rapid increase of COVID-19 cases, and in the interest of the public health and safety, I do hereby order for continuation of temporary suspension of entry of labourers from outside state into Itanagar Capital Region for a period of two weeks w.e.f September 30 to October 13,” the order, issued by deputy commissioner and district disaster management authority (DDMA) chairman Komkar Dulom said.

However, the labourers of central and state government projects, and for special and emergent projects shall continue to be exempted, the order added.

As per the state Directorate of Health Services (DHS) COVID-19 data, Itanagar Capital Complex reported 3,318 cases till September 27. Out of these, 1,369 are active cases, 1,945 discharged and four fatalities recorded.

Currently, 848 patients are in home isolation.

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