The Arunachal Pradesh Government has extended the lockdown in Itanagar Capital Region (ICR) for seven more days.

The decision to extend the lockdown in ICR was taken as COVID-19 cases in high numbers have continued to emerge from the State Capital on a daily basis.

Lockdowns in Tawang, Upper Subansiri, Lower Subansiri, Namsai, Lohit and Anjaw would also continue for another seven days.

This was informed by Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu.

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With this extension, the lockdown which was supposed to end on May 31, will now remain in force till June 7.

The decision to extend the lockdown in ICR and several other towns and districts of Arunachal Pradesh was taken during a meeting of the State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) on Friday.

The meeting was called to assess the COVID-19 situation in the State and to review the preparedness and response measures.

“Arunachal Pradesh is yet to come out of the danger zone. We must continue to take strict measures to contain the spread of the disease,” CM Pema Khandu said.

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The COVID-19 situation in Arunachal Pradesh continues to be grim, with high number of positive cases being reported on a daily basis.

Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday reported a total of 444 new cases of COVID-19, pushing the State’s active cases tally to 3692.

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