LDV admin enforces ‘total lockdown’

[ Karyir Riba ]
ROING, Apr 3: The Lower Dibang Valley (LDV) administration has ordered a ‘total lockdown’ in the district from Friday.
The decision has been taken following the detection of the state’s first Covid-19 positive case in neighbouring Lohit district, and the fact that the lockdown orders were not being strictly followed by the people of LDV.
The order prohibits the opening of grocery stores, vegetable markets, and meat and fish markets in the entire district, “since the public have not been following the order issued for scheduled opening of shops for respective villages/colonies, and have not been maintaining social distancing in the market area.”
The administration has released a list of essential items that can be procured via home delivery, along with a list of “area- and day-wise division of grocery stores and their contact numbers.”
It has put regulations in place for the shoppers, in order to ensure smooth functioning of the delivery system.
The order also prohibits any kind of movement of people and vehicles during the lockdown period.
“Only vehicles engaged in Covid-19 duty or having passes issued by the DA will be allowed to move. All fuel depots will also remain closed during this time,” the order read.
It, however, stated that exemption will be made for movement of people to the hospital or the pharmacies.