Primary and secondary contacts of Covid-19 positive return negative results; restrictions lifted in E/ Siang

PASIGHAT, Jun 18: East Siang DC Kinny Singh during a media briefing on Thursday evening said that the reports of the samples taken from the primary and secondary contacts of Covid-19 positive persons have come negative.
The DC informed that the second samples of the two Covid-19 positive patients have also tested negative. “However, two areas have been put under active surveillance,” she said, adding that the situation is under control.
Concentrated efforts have been made by the district administration in terms of segregation of the frontline health workers by accommodating them in six dedicated facilities.
A coordination committee headed by the ADC (HQ) has been formed in order to streamline liaisoning with the volunteers, while a separate committee for the welfare of the frontline workers has been constituted with representatives from the police and the medical departments.
The DC acknowledged the concerns raised by NGOs and CBOs, and said collective efforts by the DA, the Covid-19 warriors and NGOs of the district would help in containing the virus.
“We are all working together with the common objective to fight against the virus,” Singh said.
DMO Dr Kaling Dai said all the received samples from primary and secondary contacts have tested negative. With this, the situation is under control, he said, and urged the citizens not to panic but make cohesive efforts against the spread of the virus.
Earlier in the day, the DC chaired two consultative meetings along with MLA Kaling Moyong, SP Rajiv Ranjan Singh, ADC (HQ) Tatdo Borang, District Surveillance Officer Dr Tarik Talom, administrative and health officers, representatives of the ESDI Covid Warriors, and numerous stakeholders.

Restrictions lifted

Meanwhile, the DA has lifted the restrictions it had imposed on 14 June under the Epidemic Diseases Act. The relaxation will come into effect from Friday.
Shops in Pasighat township and the vegetable market in Giddi Notko are permitted to reopen, and outbound passengers from Pasighat will be allowed to travel.
The DC has directed all the officers concerned to ensure strict maintenance of social distancing norms and regulations. (DIPRO)