22nd Oct 2020 11:10:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

WAKRO, Oct 22: Covid situation in Wakro Circle of Lohit district has deteriorated with the addition of 59 new cases during the last seven days.

Out of a total of 579 Rapid Antigen tests conducted between October 15-21, 59 positive cases have been detected. 13 locals, 11 shopkeepers and their family members, 2 staffers of the local healthcare centre, 1 Junior Engineer and 32 CPLs of the BRO are among those infected. To discuss the issues related to Covid managementEAC Tamo Riba convened a coordination meeting with the NGOs, GBs, interim PRI functionaries, traders of Wakro Bazar, HoDs and all stakeholders on October 17.

Meanwhile, in view of rapid rise in the number of positive cases, an emergency meeting was again called by the EAC to discuss and chalk out strategies to contain further rise of the pandemic. While members of CALSOM, Wakro Block suggested for a 72-hour lockdown of the area, some opined it would be more practical to create awareness among people in all villages of the Circle by conducting awareness drives. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Siddharta Sarma from the Wakro Health Centre deliberated on the prevailing Covid challenge and the difficulties faced by health workers. The EAC while stressing on participation of reputed community members for spreading Covid awareness, also suggested circulation of a short video in this regard on social media for faster results.

To put an immediate brake on Covid spread, the District Administration has declared the area as a containment zone and Sector Magistrates have been engaged for effective management of measures. ASSET PR 


Kenter Joya Riba

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