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Mein lays stress on saving lives, reviving livelihoods

By Correspondent

ITANAGAR, May 3 - Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Arunachal Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein has said that saving lives and reviving livelihoods were the priorities of the State Government.

�This pandemic is a collective crisis, and saving lives and reviving livelihoods are the priorities of the State Government,� the Deputy Chief Minister said in a tweet.

Mein, who is leading a seven-member high-level team on a two-day visit to eastern Arunachal districts along Assam border to take stock of the districts� preparedness and assess measures taken to tackle the COVID-19 crisis, said, �We have to treat the combination of lockdown and social distancing as an effective social vaccine against the pandemic.�

Stating that the State Government was continuously monitoring the preparedness and management of COVID-19 in the State which were also being monitored at the highest level by the Centre, he asked the district administrations to keep vigil at check gates on the entry of stranded people, including students who would be returning home from various places.

The Dy CM, who was accompanied by Health Minister Alo Libang, advised the district administrations to take due precautions to check everyone who would be returning home in order to prevent the spread of the highly contagious virus.

He said that since Arunachal has been categorised as green zone, the daily and economic activities, as per the MHA guidelines, have to be allowed in districts to help the small growers and traders. He appealed to the district administrations to ensure uninterrupted supply of essential commodities, and to sensitise people to wear mask and maintain social distancing.

While commending the Lohit district administration for its resilience, hard work, dedication and commitment in dealing with the State�s lone COVID-19 positive case, Mein informed that there would be no dearth of funds in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in the State.

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