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The Arunachal Pradesh government on Sunday decided to impose a total lockdown in Itanagar to contain the spread of COVID infection.

The decision was taken at a meeting on Sunday chaired by Itanagar DC Talo Potom.

The state government has also decided to extend the complete lockdown in its capital complex till July 20, in view of the spike in COVID cases.

Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar said that the cabinet has extended the lockdown in Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuly, and Banderdewa.

He further said that the lockdown guidelines imposed earlier would remain unchanged, except very few in view of the Monsoon deluge in its capital complex.

Here’s ‘what is allowed’ and ‘what is not allowed’ as the lockdown is extended:

–Grocery shops at various colonies would be allowed to open from 5 am to 9 am. However, heavy vehicles carrying essential goods would be allowed to enter the capital region Banderdewa check gate.

–Irrelevant movement of the public is not allowed. Movement for medical emergencies is permitted with a required permit from the capital deputy commissioner office.

–All commercial and private establishments will remain closed. However, the manufacturing industries would be allowed to function with minimum staff, including other private establishments like banks, health facilities, press, pharmacies, telecommunication, internet services, broadcasting, and cable services.

–Hospitality establishments would remain closed, except those with quarantine facilities.

–All religious places would remain shut.

–A maximum of 20 people can be gathered at funerals.

–The offices of the finance department and deputy chief minister would remain open.

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