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Locals of Chandranagar area in Itanagar on Wednesday staged a protest after the authorities decided to convert a hotel in the locality to a COVID-19 quarantine centre.

“We were not taken into confidence. Moreover, sensitization activities were also not carried out by the authorities here,” said one of the protesters.

“We urge the authorities to shift the centre to some other area,” the local further added.

“We are not against the government but the authorities should consider the risk factor of establishing a quarantine centre in a residential area,” the local further added.

“We would also appeal to the authorities to undertake sanitization exercise here every day,” the local added.

Later, Capital SP Tumme Amo informed that the situation was brought under control and proper security arrangements were being made to prevent any untoward incident.

“The police is here only there to provide security. The decision to convert an establishment into quarantine centre is not up to us,” the SP said.

Amo further informed that 20 paid quarantine centres have been identified in the Capital Complex.

“Of the 20 quarantine centre identified in the Capital Complex, four each in Naharlagun and Itanagar are operational,” Amo said.

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