Aroty Yommin on Tuesday became the first person to successfully complete her 28-day home quarantine.

One Aroty Yommin on Tuesday became the first person to successfully complete her 28-day home quarantine in one of the makeshift quarantine huts made by the dwellers of Arunachal Pradesh’s Debing village after she was discharged from the facility.

Debing, which falls under the Ruksin circle of East Siang district, around 240km from here, has made it mandatory for all its lockdown returnees to undergo a 28-day home quarantine.

The villagers have managed to set up huts made up of bamboo and locally available materials with all the basic facilities including electricity and running water for the returnees.

Once the returnees complete their stay at the state or central quarantine and their swab samples tests are negative, they are brought to the huts and kept under strict quarantine for 28 days.

Kaling Moyong, the secretary of the village committee said Aroty was a Hyderabad returnee and had reached Arunachal on May 19.

“She stayed at the Sille quarantine center for 8 days and after her swab sample tested negative for Covid-19 she was brought in the hut. She underwent two more tests after that both of which were negative,” Moyong said.

Moyong said there are presently 10 more returnees who are under quarantine in the huts out of which four would also have completed their 28-day quarantine on the 24th of this month.

“Volunteers have been deployed 24×7 to ensure that the inmates maintain all rules and follow the social distancing norms,” he said.

Debing’s unique way of enforcing home quarantine for the returnees by building separate quarantine huts for them has been appreciated by people from all walks of life.


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