Arunachal Pradesh on the way to flatten COVID19 curve
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Arunachal Pradesh on the way to flatten COVID19 curve

ITANAGAR | JULY 17, 2020:

Arunachal Pradesh government is going all out in managing primary and secondary contacts of COVID- 19 cases including vulnerable groups in the capital complex.

The Health Department will perform rapid tests using antigen and ELISA kits after the on-going lockdown till July 20 is lifted.

Health Secretary P Parthiban while speaking to newsmen through videoconferencing said, "Our basic aim is to identify the primary and secondary contacts of the infected persons and to flatten the curve of the virus, it is due to the long incubation period of the virus as several cases which were negative earlier, tested positive at a later stage. The need of the hour is to break the chain of transmission."

The Capital Complex comprising Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli, and Banderdewa, has so far registered 205 cases, the highest in the state, followed by Changlang (33), Namsai (30), West Kameng (15), East Siang and Lower Subansiri 12 each.

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