In all three circles of the Changlang district in Arunachal Pradesh have been declared as containment zones by the district administration following a spike in Covid19 cases.

The Changlang district registered 93 new Covid19 cases, the highest in Arunachal Pradesh on Monday.

Changlang deputy commissioner Dr Devansh Yadav vide an order issued on Monday said the entire Jairampur and Namong Circles and 10 villages under the Namtok Circle would be converted into containment zones for a period of 10 days.

The restrictions that came into effect from Tuesday would remain in force till June 4.

The district administration has clamped Section 144 of CrPC in the aforementioned areas to prevent the congregation of people.

Deputy commissioner Yadav said the step has been taken to contain the further spread of the virus and to complete the contact tracing of all the primary and secondary contacts.

“No person shall be allowed to move in and out of the containment areas except for persons/vehicles involved in enforcement of containment plans and maintaining essential services including medical emergencies,” the deputy commissioner said in the order.

During the period of containment, strict perimeter control and closure of entry/exit would be ensured by the administrative officers in collaboration with the respective officers’ in-charge of police stations.

The respective medical officers’ in-charge would ensure regular health assessment of Covid19 patients and monitor the high risk /primary contacts, the order read.

The district food and civil supplies officer and the administrative officers concerned have been asked to ensure supply of essential commodities and services in the respective jurisdictions.


Damien Lepcha is Northeast Now Correspondent in Arunachal Pradesh. He can be reached at: