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Watch Video: How Arunachal Denizens are curbing COVID-19 lockdown

Itanagar SP Tumme Amo on duty in the streets of Itanagar on Tuesday

Despite government orders for a lockdown in the frontier state of Arunachal Pradesh, from Monday evening till March 31 as a precautionary measure to contain the spread of corona virus pandemic.

Many residents did not comply and were seen out in the roads with random excuses without any valid reason on Tuesday. Here in a video interview with a local television network, Capital Superintendent of Police (SP) Tumme Amo can be seen making an appeal and requesting the public to stay indoors.

ITANAGAR, MAR 24: Despite government orders for a lockdown in the state, many did not comply and were seen out in the roads without any valid reason. The police has been requesting people since 8 AM to stay indoors but many have not adhered to it.Capital SP Tumme Amo makes an appeal.#For more such update, stay hooked on to #ItanagarNews.

Posted by Itanagar News on Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Video Credit: Itanagar News

According to a notification issued by Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar on Sunday night, “No public transport services, including operation of taxis, buses, auto-rickshawks, will be permitted except transport of all kinds to and from hospitals, airport, helipad, railway stations, and goods carriers carrying food, medicines and essential commodities.”

All shops, commercial establishments, offices, factories and workshops shall also shut down their activities during the lockdown. People are required to stay at home and strictly follow social distancing protocols and any gathering of more than 10 people will be prohited in public places, it said.

However, supplies of groceries, medical services, pharmacies and banks/ATMs, courts and government agencies on duty, police, armed forces and paramilitary forces have been exempted from the purview of the lockdown.

No positive case of COVID-19 has been detected so far in the state but as a precautionary step, about 60 person (mostly students studying outside the state) has been advised for home quarantine, Kumar added.

Watch Video: How Arunachal Denizens are curbing COVID-19 lockdown
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