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Arunachal Guv donates month�s pay to fight COVID-19

By The Assam Tribune

GUWAHATI, March 29 - Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig (Retd) BD Mishra has donated his full pay for the month of March to the Chief Minister�s Relief Fund to battle the coronavirus.

Joining the all out effort of the State Government in the fight against COVID 19, the Governor has made this personal contribution in this hour of crisis, stated a press release from Raj Bhawan in Itanagar.

The Governor has also appealed to the people to stay in their homes and cooperate with the civil administration during the lockdown. He emphasised on social distancing to maintain one meter physical distance and to approach the nearest hospital in case of any emergency.

Rising to the occasion, the Eastern Army Commander Lt General Anil Chauhan has volunteered all help from the Army to the Governor for the people of Arunachal Pradesh in fighting the coronavirus in the State. The Governor thanked Lt General Chauhan and expressed confidence that with the joint effort of all, the pandemic will be defeated by the people of Arunachal Pradesh.

In another development, State Minister for Industry, Textile and Handicrafts Tumke Bagra has donated Rs 2 lakh for distribution of clinical masks, sanitizers, gloves, etc, among the people.

According to a press release, the administration of West Siang district held a meeting today with all stakeholders on home delivery of essential commodities and closure of small shops and markets to curb gathering of people.

The supply of essential commodities started in residential colonies and sectors today after complete shutdown for two days on account of a mass ritual at Aalo.

Chairing the meeting, West Siang Deputy Commissioner Swetika Sachan instructed all departments to work out contingency plans beforehand to deal with any eventuality, including utilising the services of retired trained officials of medical department, providing government aid to the wage earners, incentives to poor people hit by the shutdown, etc.

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