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Team takes stock of COVID-19 preparedness in eastern Arunachal

A team of officials led by Arunachal Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein took stock of planning, preparedness, and implementation of COVID-19 response in eastern Arunachal.

The seven-member team comprising of Health Minister Alo Libang, MP Tapir Gao, state BJP president Biyuram Wahge, MLA Namsai Chau Zingnu Namchoom, Secretary Health P Parthiban and Secretary Disaster Management Dani Salu visited Deomali under Tirap district and various places in Changlang and Namsai districts on Saturday.

The team visited Roing in Lower Dibang Valley district, Pasighat in East Siang district and Likabali in Lower Siang district on Sunday.

On the first day of their visit, the team took a review meeting with district administrations of Tirap, Changlang and Namsai districts while on Sunday with district administrations of Lower Dibang Valley, East Siang and Lower Siang districts at Roing, Pasighat and Likabali.

During the meeting, Mein informed that the government is continuously monitoring the preparedness and management of COVID-19 in the state which are being also monitored at the highest level by the Union government.

He asked the district administrations to keep a vigil at check gates on the entry and movement of stranded people and students who would be returning home from various places.

Mein advised district administrations to take due precautions to check every people who would be returning to their places to prevent the spread of the virus in the districts.

He said that since Arunachal being categorized in green zone, economic activities as per the MHA guidelines has to be allowed by the district administration at the districts to help the small growers and business traders.

Mein appealed the district administrations to ensure uninterrupted supply of essential commodities, sensitize people to wear mask and maintain physical distancing.

He commended the district administration of Lohit for the resilience, hard work, dedication and commitment shown by them in dealing with the lone COVID-19 positive case of the state.

The Deputy CM further informed that there would be no dearth of funds to tackle the situation and in the fight against the Covid19 pandemic in the state. The state government would ensure availability of sufficient funds for fight against COVID-19, an official release quoted Mein as saying.


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