Markets will be opened partially even if lockdown lifted, says Tawang DC

TAWANG, Jun 10: Keeping in view the COVID-19 containment measures (lockdown) in entire district as declared by the State government on recommendation of the district administration which expires at 5 am of June 12, a review meeting was taken by Tawang DC Sang Phuntsok here today. He said, even if the containment zone is lifted by the government the markets will be opened partially.

While informing that 995 COVID-19 positive cases have been detected in the district since April 15 and a total of 12,339 tests conducted, the DC said, “We have completed random testing of almost all the villages and colonies leaving few very interior villages under Jang sub-division.

We cannot keep going with containment zone of entire district. This is hampering the economic and other developmental activities. Even if the containment zone is lifted the markets will be opened partially,” he assured.

Further, he sought advice from the district Health department for measures to be taken, if the State Govt considers de-notification of containment zone in Tawang district. He asked all the health workers, incident commanders and frontline workers to work more actively to keep the deadly virus at bay.

DMO Dr Wangdi Lama suggested for aggressive IEC activities in every village, while DSO (IDSP) Dr Sangey Thinlay said that in many cases people are reluctant, refuse to tell about having COVID symptoms, and this in turn delays the treatment and led to patients coming for medical aid in a very critical condition.

Medical Superintendent (DH, Tawang) Dr N Namshum suggested for marking of micro containment zones as per number of cases detected in a particular area and where currently the number of active cases are high.

The meeting was also attended by district SP B Kamduk, ADC (Lungla) Tashi Dhondup, ADC (Jang) RD Thungon, incident commanders under three sub-divisions of the district and the bazaar secretaries. (DIPRO)