Itanagar,Jun 6: The Arunachal Pradesh Government has decided to ease the COVID-19 lockdown from Itanagar Capital Complex, Lower Subansiri, Namsai, Lohit and Anjaw from 5 am on Monday.
However, lockdown in Tawang and Upper Subansiri has been extended till June 12. The decision to unlock the lockdown measures in Itanagar Capital Complex and four other districts was taken during the State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Saturday. This was announced by none other than Chief Minister Khandu himself through his Twitter handle. "Containment to be lifted from 5 am on 7/6/2021 in ICC (Itanagar Capital Complex), Lower Subansiri, Namsai, Lohit & Anjaw. The districts to be under micro containment measures as needed.
Containment to be extended in Tawang & Upper Subansiri," Khandu tweeted. "We are witnessing encouraging results of the surveillance & containment measures undertaken so far. However, we must continue to maintain extreme caution,"Khandu said. The Chief Minister said that the State is witnessing encouraging results of surveillance and containment measures undertaken so far. To prevent spread of infection, vaccination in urban areas must be only through online or offsite registration for the 18 plus category, he added. Itanagar Capital Complex has been under strict containment measures since May last, while restrictions in Tawang began on May 17 and in Upper Subansiri from May 26.
1 more COVID-19 casualty, 327 new cases. Meanwhile, Arunachal Pradesh on Saturday recorded one more COVID-19 casualty as a 39-year-old man from Lohit district died due to COVID pneumonia while being taken to AMCH,Dibrugarh (Assam). Onthe other hand, the State reported more than 300 fresh infections and over 400 recoveries. With 327 fresh cases recorded during the past 24 hours, the tally of confirmed cases crossed the 29k-mark to be at 29,113 but the active caseload reduced to 3753. Itanagar Capital Complex detected the maximum cases at 77, followed by Lohit 43, Tawang 39, East Kameng 29, Upper Subansiri 25, Namsai 17, Changlang, East Siang 15,West Kameng 12, Upper Siang 11 and Papum Pare 10, among other districts. 217of the fresh cases were found to be asymptomatic and 110 symptomatic, according to a bulletin issued by the State Directorate of Health Services here. The State's COVID-19 positivity rate further lessened to 12.89 percent, while the recovery rate improved to 86.69 percent. The fatality rate now stood at 0.42 percent.