Test results of those who accompanied the first COVID-19 patient of state test negative; govt to conduct another round of tests soon, says CM Pema Khandu
Itanagar: Soon after Arunachal Pradesh registered its first COVID-19 case, chief minister Pema Khandu took to social media to make people aware on the ways to battle the coronavirus pandemic. He also assured that the government is taking adequate steps to maintain uninterrupted supply of essential commodities. Sharing a video on various social media platforms, the chief minister said that the state is in talks with the Assam government.
“The government is making continuous efforts to assure that the supply chain of essential commodities do not face any hindrance. I am continuously keeping in touch with the chief minister of Assam. The essential commodities supplied from within the state will not be halted and we will keep it delivering to your districts,” the chief minister said.
Khandu also shared details about the preventive measures taken by the state in order to battle the fatal virus. He mentioned that till 3 pm on April 2, 74 samples have been collected from across the state and results of 57 samples have been termed as negative.
“The state is yet to receive results of 16 samples while one sample has been tested positive which is from Lohit district. The case registered from the district is a 31-year-old non-Arunachali who had reached the state on March 19 after he had been to Nizamuddin Markaz in New Delhi. We have also received the results of the six who had accompanied him and have tested negative. However, we will conduct another round of tests after a few days,” Khandu informed.
He also mentioned that the youth who has tested positive has not shown any physical symptoms such as fever or cough yet, and has been kept in an isolation ward in Tezu. The chief minister also asked people to stay indoors and maintain social distancing.
“The ratio in number of cases of coronavirus is growing every day. So far, a cure for the disease could not be found anywhere in the world. The only way to battle coronavirus is by staying indoors and maintain social distancing,” the chief minister said.