Assam Covid

Itanagar: The Arunachal Pradesh government will lift the COVID-19-induced lockdown in five districts of the state, including the Itanagar Capital Region (ICR).

The restrictions have, however, been extended in the Tawang and Upper Subansiri districts for another 5 days until June 12.

Chief Minister Pema Khandu, who on Saturday reviewed the Covid-19 situation in the state during a meeting of the State Disaster Management Authority, later took to Twitter to make the announcement.

The chief minister said the containment measures would be lifted in the ICR, Lower Subansiri, Namsai, Lohit and Anjaw districts from 5 am of June 07 and the districts would be under micro containment measures as required.

While the ICR that consists of Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa has been in lockdown since May 10 last, the restrictions in the Tawang district began on May 17.

The containment measures in the Lower Subansiri, Anjaw, Upper Subansiri and Lohit districts began on May 22 while Namsai was placed under lockdown since May 23.

The chief minister said the state is witnessing encouraging results of surveillance and containment measures undertaken so far.

He, however, cautioned that everyone must remain extremely cautious.

With regards to vaccination, Khandu said to prevent spread of infection, the vaccination process in urban areas must be carried out only through online/offsite registrations for the 18+ category.

Arunachal Pradesh registered a total of 404 new COVID-19 positive cases on Saturday as the state’s overall caseload rose to 28,786.

The state at present has 3,829 active COVID-19 cases while 24,835 people have recovered from the virus so far.

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