30th May 2020 11:05:PM State
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Ruksin, May 30: During the current Covid times when facing the influx of returnees has turned out to be an administrative headache, villagers of Debing village in East Siang district’s Ruksin Circle have made the task easy for the administration by constructing 14 makeshift huts themselves to be used as quarantine cottages.
The villagers have virtually built a replica of a typical Arunachal village with these huts being used by the sons and daughters of the soil who are returning from various parts of the country. The huts have been classified as per zones from where the returnees are coming i.e. green, orange and red. Each zone has been demarcated with plastic ropes and those arriving from red zones will stay in huts categorised as red and so on. Volunteers deployed are ensuring that inmates are maintaining social distancing norms. The huts had been made out of bamboo and local material and the location is 4 km east of the village. Sharing the details with this correspondent, Vice President (Administration) All East Siang District Student Union (AESDSU) Kalut Dai who is spearheading the efforts informed that Debing is a big village with 150 households adjoining Jonai in Assam’s Dhemaji district where one Covid-19 positive has been detected recently. “People from the village stranded outside wanted to return home. So, to keep them in a safe place, these huts are built after discussions with all stakeholders,” he said. He also added that the inmates are provided with food and other essential items by their families while the volunteers are being fed by the SHGs. “Some people arrived from Delhi and Kerala on Friday last while the others returning by train are also expected to reach the village and the volunteers will be guarding them round the clock to ensure that precautionary guidelines are adhered to,” Head GB Yon Yomso said.

These returnees are undergoing home quarantine in these huts instead of their own homes and those having their test results negative after the mandatory 14-day quarantine here have been released with the follow-up advice to undergo a further session of home quarantine.

Kenter Joya Riba

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