30th Jun 2020 11:06:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ITANAGAR, Jun 30:  Close at the heels of two frontline Covid workers testing positive at the State Quarantine Centre, the apex students body of the state has called for imposition of lockdown in the Capital Complex region for 3-7 days.
A team from the All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) led by its President Hawa Bagang and General Secretary Tobom Dai on Tuesday called on the Capital Deputy Commissioner Komkar Dulom here at his office chambers to discuss the current Covid situation in the Capital region.
Keeping in view that two frontline Covid workers had tested positive at the State Quarantine Centre, Lekhi Village without coming in direct contact with any positive patient, the visiting team placed the demand for an immediate imposition of lockdown in the Capital Complex region for 3-7 days considering the gravity of the situation. The union reasoned that this will enable swift tracing of the 1st and 2nd contacts which is vital in breaking a possible chain of community transmission, if any, in the Capital region.
Taking cognizance of the untold miseries faced by the health & other frontline workers deputed at the quarantine centres, AAPSU also placed the demand for their accommodation, fooding & other facilities. 
“Presently, many officials and workers doing duty at these centres have to commute from their homes which is also putting their families at risk. All such officials and frontline workers should be properly tested before they are relieved from duty and this is an important aspect which the District Administrations across the state and the Department of Health should seriously look into,” the union members conveyed to the DC.  The union also suggested that a hotel or any other suitable accommodation should be arranged for those working at state quarantine centres and other centres in the districts exclusively for those officials and frontline workers who have completed their duty assignments to enable them to complete their quarantine/isolation period before being discharged from duty.

AAPSU while urging the state government and the Capital DA to take their concerns seriously said that if all the test results of the primary and secondary contacts come positive, decision on further course of action should be taken by the government within tomorrow, failure of which will compel them to declare a Capital lockdown for greater safety of the denizens. AAPSU PR 

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