GUWAHATI: The western Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang district administration on Saturday urged the Gaon Burahs (Village heads) to extend help in tackling the Covid-19 pandemic.
Tawang deputy commissioner Sang Phuntsok said, “There has been no any serious case till so far, and we are prepared to combat this pandemic. However, I request you (Gaon Burah) all to extend help in maintaining strict home quarantine guidelines and SOPs in villages.”
The DC further requested the villagers not to come out of their village if it is not very urgent. He categorically requested the senior citizens above 65 years of age and children below 10 years to be more careful.
He also initiated the week-long behaviour change campaign, ‘Gandagi Mukt Bharat’ on Saturday and addressed the Gaon Burahs and villagers of Tawang district through live web cast under E-ratri Chaupal programme.
Tawang, being adjudged the first open defecation free district, in the year 2018 and in continuation of this Phuntsok appealed to keep the villages neat and clean and make it a community habit.
The DC also asked the villagers to collect all the single-use plastics and hand it over to the public health engineering department and plant trees.