ITANAGAR, Mar 25: The district administration here clarified that the audio of a woman claiming that there is a Covid-19 positive case in the capital is not authentic and that a team is trying to track down the source of the audio for spreading misinformation.
In the audio, a woman is heard claiming that a boy who has recently returned from Delhi, is Covid-19 positive and is admitted in a quarantine centre. She, however, does not mention where the reported boy is admitted.
“These are false rumours, and a team will take action against such rumour mongers,” said EAC Ashok Tajo.
On the increase in price of certain commodities in the market by a few shopkeepers, the EAC said that he had started receiving complaints since Tuesday evening.
“We are trying to find out how many vehicles carrying essential goods are being allowed in the state before we take action against shopkeepers. A flying squad consisting of officials from the legal metrology and civil supplies will make rounds of the markets to keep a check,” he said.
Reportedly, some vendors claimed that they are buying vegetables at a higher cost from whole sellers and they had to increase their prices as well.
Vegetable vendors also claimed that they are running out of supplies as the vehicles carrying goods are not being allowed entry into the state.
A video is also doing the rounds on social media of the mock drill that took place at the Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Science Hospital’s Covid-19 ward a few days ago which is creating panic for those who are not aware of the exercise that took place.
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Meanwhile, a day after the prime minister announced a nationwide lockdown, the residents here considerably reduced the usage of vehicles. However, some still continued to be outside without any particular reason and were asked to head back to their homes by the security personnel on duty.
A group of four boys was caught by the police on a scooter and were taken to the police station for having no explainable reason to be out and carrying twice the capacity of the vehicle.