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Arunachal fully prepared to tackle second wave of Covid-19, says Khandu

Khandu said to tackle the spread of Covid-19, emphasis is being given for maximum coverage of vaccines at free of cost

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Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Tuesday said the state was geared up to tackle the second wave of Coronavirus pandemic.

“Arunachal government has utilised the first wave of Covid-19 pandemic to strengthen health infrastructure across the state and therefore is well prepared to meet the challenges of the second wave of Coronavirus,” Khandu said while addressing the virtual meeting of Arunachal unit of BJP on Covid-19 situation in the state.

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Apprising about the availability of medical oxygen in Arunachal, the CM said, “State will not face a shortage of oxygen supplies needed for Covid patients. Eight oxygen generating plants have been installed at different locations in the state. Eleven more are in the pipeline.”

Khandu said to tackle the spread of Covid-19, emphasis is being given for maximum coverage of vaccines at free of cost, and added that till date over 2.18 lakh people, including frontline workers have been been vaccinated.

He said SoP has been issued for all 15 inter-state entry points to Arunachal, which has mandated visitors to carry RT-PCR / TrueNat tests report of 72 hours validity.

The CM said exemption on entry also applies to citizens who have completed two doses of covid vaccine.

Khandu urged people to stay indoors as much as possible and to venture out only if it’s highly necessary to prevent oneself from getting infected. He also requested all to wear masks, maintain proper distance, to wash hands regularly and to avoid large gatherings.

Arunachal Pradesh has 724 active cases of Covid-19. Fifty-eight fatalities reported so far in the state.

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