Lockdown in Itanagar Capital Region (ICR) of Arunachal Pradesh has been extended till July 20 in view of coronavirus pandemic. "To check the spread at the very initial stages, the lockdown of Itanagar Capital Region (ICR) has been extended till 20th July 2020," Pema Khandu, Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh announced today. He said contact tracing will be intensified during this period.
Had a virtual Cabinet meeting to assess the #COVID19 situation. To check the spread at the very initial stages, the lockdown of ICR has been extended till 20thJuly 2020.— Pema Khandu (@PemaKhanduBJP) July 11, 2020
Contact tracing will be intensified during this period, all citizens are requested to strictly follow the SOP pic.twitter.com/hk1TAgEgxm
The Capital Complex consists of Itanagar, the state capital, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa and Doimukh under Papum Pare district.
Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar said the cabinet decided to extend the lockdown for another week due to spurt in COVID-19 cases in the capital region. Several cases were detected from various sectors at Naharlagun without any travel history.
During the period, intensive surveillance will be carried on at C, E and F sector, Naharlagun. Contact tracing will also be intensified during this period. The lockdown will also see all the frontline workers from various departments undergo COVID-19 tests.