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Arunachal: MLA Tsering Tashi reviews Covid-19 infection; Lockdown in Tawang likely

Tawang MLA Tsering Tashi on Friday chaired a review meeting on the status of Covid-19 infection in the district and steps to contain its spread. The meeting was attended by the DC, the SP, the ZPC, ZPMs and administrative officers in view of the increasing number of Covid positive cases in the district daily.

Speaking on the occasion, MLA Tsering Tashi said that most of the cases were  asymptomatic, due to which there was a high chance of community spread of the virus. Stating that several villages are calling for a district lockdown, the MLA sought the opinions of the DMO and the medical superintendent of the district hospital. He said that “the ultimate decision will be taken at the government level for approval of district lockdown.”

The DC said that the main purpose behind imposing a lockdown is to break the virus transmission chain, “so if the government approves district lockdown, we have to go for rigorous testing and tracking of contacts and treatment to those infected, if needed. We should try to ensure that no further transmission of the virus is achieved,” he said.

“Although lockdown has lots of economic costs, but for larger interest and on inputs from medical experts, we should pursue the matter with the government,” the DMO said.

The participants discussed the measures to be taken during a lockdown, and unanimously agreed to send the proposal to the state government for approval. The MLA assured to help purchase testing kits from the MLALAD funds of all three MLA constituencies of Tawang. 

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