BD Mishra with Ram Nath Kovind
File photo of Arunachal Pradesh Governor BD Mishra with President RN Kovind. Image credit - Northeast Now

Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) BD Mishra on Friday apprised President Ram Nath Kovind on the status of COVID19 pandemic in the state.

Mishra, who on the day attended a video conferencing with the President and Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu regarding the spread of COVID19, informed the duo that there is one positive case of Coronavirus in Arunachal Pradesh.

Governor Mishra also informed them that the infected person is a returnee from Tablighi Jamaat at Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi.

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The Governor briefed the President about the initiatives taken by the state government, preparation of medical facilities, setting up of control rooms and assistance being provided to the needy.

He also informed the President about the benevolent contributions made by non-government organizations, the Red Cross Society, students’ unions, Yuva Morcha volunteers, the Army and other social organizations.

The Governor said the people of Arunachal Pradesh have welcomed Prime Minister’s call for the nationwide lockdown and have been very cooperative in its implementation.

“Arunachalees are also grateful to the central government for the provision of monetary and essential ration item package,” Mishra said.

The Governor further informed the President that he along with chief minister Pema Khandu is in regular touch with the district administrations, police personnel and the people.

He also shared with the President his appreciation for the frontline warriors – medical officers, nurses, paramedics and police personnel – for their sincerity and dedication for their risky duty, which they are rendering.

The Governor also informed the President that as on date there is no scarcity of essential food items and free movement of these commodities are being ensured in the state.


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