Arunachal Pradesh’s Itananagar Capital Region deputy commissioner Komkar Dulom on Sunday informed that there are a total of 841 people under home quarantine in the State capital.
Out of seven suspected cases, five samples were tested negative and the results of two other samples are awaited, the deputy commissioner said.
Dulom said all individuals who were put under home quarantine are being regularly monitored by the flying squad, with the necessary counseling also being given on a regular basis.
Dulum said since the lockout came into force, a movement of 628 people was recorded by the district administration on fifth day of the nationwide lockdown, mostly consisting of suppliers of essential commodities from outside.
He also said the lockout is going on with full force and the movement of outsiders is being monitored strictly.
To deal with any situation arising amid coronavirus outbreak, Dulom said four public facilities namely Bharat Scouts & Guides centre and three hotels, Achi-Ama, Nemco, and Donyi Polo are being converted into quarantine centre temporarily, according to reports.
He also said that there is no need to panic or worry about the supply of essential commodities to the public while claiming to have sufficient stock including pharmaceutical resources.
“There are a total of 124 fair price shops spread around the Capital complex that will deliver essential commodities and three online home delivery food and other essentials app were also put into service,” he pointed out.
“The public may occasionally experience a shortage of LPG but they need not fear as the stock will be replenished again the next day,” he said.
More than 150 grocery shops has been identified and directed to open and sell the essential items to the consumers and general public of capital complex.
The timing for shops has been regulated from morning 9 am to 3 pm.
Administration has arranged for disinfection and it would be started in a day or two, he added.