16th Sep 2020 01:09:AM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ES Reporter

Itanagar, Sep 15: Entry of labourers into the Capital Region has been temporarily suspended for two weeks from September 16-29, in view of the sudden spurt in Covid-19 positive cases here over the last few days and overloading of COVID Care Centres.
This was informed by ICR DC Komkar Dulom in an interaction with media persons on Tuesday. As per the District Medical Officer’s report, out of 10000 tests during the unlock process, 637 positive cases have been reported during September 1-13 out of which maximum cases have been detected from labourers coming from outside the state. However, labourers for Central/State government projects and for special and emergency projects are being exempted, DC informed, adding that a total of 104 persons were fined today with  Rs 500 each for not wearing masks during the checking drive conducted by EAC Itanagar Neelam Teji at the Itanagar area and OC K Yangfo at Naharlagun area. One person was also charged with Rs 200 for spitting in public. DC also informed that Vishwakarma Puja celebration on September 17 has been permitted to be conducted only in a low-profile manner maintaining all SOPs, confining only to individual level and only 20 people will be allowed at a time. He also divulged that there would not be any procession or immersion of idols in rivers/streams this time.

As per the currently applicable Covid-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), there will be a fine of Rs 500 for not wearing masks and Rs 200 for spitting in public. Urging the denizens to follow them, DC sought their cooperation in preventing further spread of the virus. DIPRO 

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