Arunachal fight Covid-19 : 7 days Lockdown in East Siang from 1 August


Pasighat-  In view of the recent spike in Covid-19 cases in the district  and to prevent any possible  outbreak , The East Siang District Administration has imposed 7 days Lockdown from  tomorrow   ( 1st to 7th August) in Pasighat township and its rural peripheries, Ruksin Sub-Division and Sille -Oyan Circle .

Except for emergencies, Inter -district and inter-state movement of people will also be not permitted .  Agri-horti activities have been exempted

All shops and markets will be closed though home delivery of essential goods will continue. Banks & ATMs, Health facilities will function.

Movement of people and vehicles other then essential services will not be permitted. Airport Domestic Flight services will also be suspended during the Lockdown.

Other than DC Office, Police, Health, Courts, Fire and essential services departments of Power, PHE, all Govt. offices will operate through “ Work from Home” base.

No public gathering including social, political, academic, cultural, religious sports /entertainment will be permitted. For funerals, twenty persons will be allowed to attend.

The Nursing Officer Recruitment Examination scheduled to be held be held on 02/08/2020 stands postponed till further order.


  • 14 Covid Positive cases have been detected today in East Siang  –
  • 9 positive cases from BPGH including three Medical staff,
  • 3 positive cases have been detected from the Point of Entry at the Ruksin Checkgate – two truck drivers and one Bank employee  from Assam, who was on his way to Aalo on transfer.
  • 2 positives case also detected from Facility Quarantine.
  • Total of 29 Covid Positives are admitted in Covid Care Centre and Dedicated Covid Hospital .
  • At Siluk Containment Zone, all 590 tests conducted by Rapid Antigen Tests have come negative.
  • It may also be mentioned that the one positive case at Shi-Yomi, who is returnee from Pasighat, all the primary contacts of the positive person have been found negative through Rapid Antigen tests.
  • This update as per update received till the filing of the report.

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