CS clears confusion over lockdown measures

ITANAGAR, Mar 23: Seeking to clear the confusion over the lockdown measures in the state, Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar on Monday said hotels, homestays and lodges will continue to operate during the lockdown, and instructed the deputy commissioners to “ensure that tourists who are already staying in are not thrown out in the name of lockdown.”
He, however, suggested that proper hygiene will have to be maintained in these establishments.
The CS also asked the DCs to ensure that labourers with valid inner line permits who are already in Arunachal “may be allowed to continue their stay here.”
Urging the DCs to ensure that there is no panic among the public, Kumar reiterated that vehicles engaged in transporting essential services like ration, POL, etc, will be allowed to enter the state “and their movement, after following the standard operating procedure (SOP), should not be restricted at any check gates.”
Kumar also clarified that construction activities, like that for NH 415, will continue, and as such, movement of trucks carrying cement, bricks and other such items will be allowed, after observing the SOP.
Meanwhile, Health Minister Alo Libang urged the DCs of the border districts to “relay the information of all people entering their districts to enter another to their counterparts,” saying “relaying communication timely will go a long way in taking preventive measures.” (CS’ PR Cell)