Arunachal govt planning Lockdown in Itanagar after rise in covid cases


GUWAHATI: Arunachal government has recommended a complete lockdown in Itanagar to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus after a major rise in the Covid-19 positive cases in the state. Arunachal recorded a  COVID-19 positivity rate of over 5 per cent for the last few days.

According to Talo Potom, Deputy Commissioner Itanagar, a meeting was held for the implementation of lockdown in the capital city.

“After recording a test positivity rate over 5 per cent for a few days, we held a meeting with stakeholders for the implementation of lockdown in the district. We have given a recommendation to the state government for a complete lockdown for a week,” Potom told the media.

Meanwhile, Arunachal Pradesh reported 478 new COVID-19 cases out of 5,818 tests on Saturday. The COVID positivity rate stands at 8.22 per cent.