The East Siang District Administration in Arunachal Pradesh has imposed a 7-day Total lockdown from August 1 to August 7 in Pasighat, the District Headquarters, and its Rural peripheries (Ruksin sub-division) as the COVID-19 cases has increased rapidly in some parts of the State. The decision to impose the lockdown was taken by the Administration in order to prevent any further spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.
As per the lockdown order, all Inter-District and Inter-State movement of People, except on emergencies, will be restricted and all the Shops and Markets would remain closed. The Home delivery of essential Goods will, however, continue while the Banks and ATMs, Health facilities would also be allowed to function during the lockdown. Movement of People and Vehicles other than those essential services has also been restricted and all Domestic Flight services to and from Pasighat would remain suspended during the lockdown, the order said. The nursing officer recruitment Examination scheduled to be held on August 2 has also been postponed until further order.