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Arunachal govt to lift lockdown in several districts

The government, however, has declared extension of lockdown in Tawang and Upper Subansiri by seven more days till 0500 hours on June 12.

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Itanagar: The Arunachal Pradesh government on Saturday announced that it will lift lockdown from Itanagar Capital Region (ICR), Lower Subansiri, Namsai, Lohit and Anjaw districts from 0500 hours on Monday.

The government, however, has declared the extension of lockdown in Tawang and Upper Subansiri by seven more days till 0500 hours on June 12.

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The decision in this regard was taken at the State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pema Khandu via video conferencing to review Covid-19 situation.

“Containment (lockdown) to be lifted from 0500 hours on June 7 (Monday) in ICR, Lower Subansiri, Namsai, Lohit and Anjaw districts. The districts to be under micro containment measures as needed. Containment to be extended in Tawang and Upper Subansiri,” Khandu wrote in a social media post.

“We are witnessing encouraging results of the surveillance and containment measures undertaken so far. However, we must continue to maintain extreme caution,” Khandu asserted.

It was also decided that to prevent spread of infection, vaccination in urban areas must be only through online or offsite registration for 18-plus category.

As per the Directorate of Health Services (DHS) bulletin, till Friday, Arunachal Pradesh has recorded 28,786 Covid-19 cases, of which 122 succumbed to the virus and 24,835 have recovered. Active cases stood at 3,829.

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