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Itanagar police marches to raise awareness on COVID-19 amid fresh spike

ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh’s capital police today took marched at the prominent places of the capital Itanagar to create awareness about COVID-19 protocols and social distancing to curb rising virus cases.

Itanagar is witnessing a huge spike in COVID-19 positive cases and the positivity rate has crossed 10 percent.

The troopers led by Superintendent of Police, Itanagar Capital Region, Jimmy Chiram, conducted a foot march in the twin capital cities Itanagar and Naharlagun.

Talking to the media, Chiram informed that in view of the rising cases of COVID -19, police team decided to conduct a foot march to create awareness on the COVID-19 SOPs.

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“Though it is our regular process today we decided to create awareness rather than use enforcement,” he added.

The SP also informed that besides regular patrolling and mask checking, the police team with the support of health officials and district magistrate are also visiting various micro containment zones to help in maintaining proper containment.

He further informed that a similar march was conducted in Itanagar and will also be held in Nirjuli and Banderdewa.

Chiram also appealed to the public to follow the SOPs not only to avoid penalty or punishment but for the safety of the citizens.

“COVID cases in the capital region are rising and we all have to develop the discipline to follow COVID-19 appropriate behavior to contain this virus,” he added.

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