24th Mar 2020 11:03:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ES Reporter

ITANAGAR, Mar 24: Despite  complete  safety restriction imposed under the Arunachal Pradesh Epidemic Disease (Prevention of Covid-19)Regulation 2020, since 5pm of March 23, mixed response could be seen in the capital during the first day of its implementation.
Significant numbers of private and government vehicles including two-wheelers could be seen plying on the main roads during the first half of the lockdown. However, the scene improved later in the afternoon as Police under the supervision of Superintendent of Police Capital Complex, Tumme Amo controlled the movement of vehicles and public.
“70 percent population are following the regulation; however there are 30 percent who are venturing out under the pretext of office, groceries and other essential items. We have also seized many vehicles which were roaming without any strong reason," said the SP.
He also urged the public to follow the lockdown strictly to fight against COVID-19 . "We should not take chance because this virus can only be contained through maintaining social distancing," added Amo.
When asked about any proposal of imposing curfew to restrict movement, SP informed that if the situation demands they will definitely think about imposing curfew after reviewing the situation with higher authority.
Earlier, speaking to reporters, Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar said that people are following lockdown and traffic was under control. 
"I have spoken to the SP to advise the people to stay at home and if denizens continue to defy the restriction then administration would be compelled to take appropriate action against the defaulters," CS said.
The state government on March 22, announced complete safety restriction in Arunachal Pradesh from March 23 to the midnight of March 31. However, the government has exempted all essential items from the purview of the lockdown.

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