Itanagar: Former Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has urged the state government to allocate sufficient fund to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The measures taken by the State government are good, but we need to take more precautions to ensure that our people are protected from contracting the virus,” Tuki said in a letter to Chief Minister Pema Khandu.
Expressing appreciation to the State government for putting in place various measures so far to prevent the spread of Covid-19, Tuki suggested the government to train and prepare the medical personnel and arm them with all the required equipment for testing and treating patients who may have contracted the virus.
“It is important that we take great care to screen the students returning from various metro cities of India. My suggestion to the government is that we quarantine all those who come from outside the state until we get full assurance that they are free from the virus,” Tuki said.
“Though the State is still free from Covid-19, it is possible that people from outside may have entered the state undetected for the virus,” the senior Congress leader said.
He advised the people to not move from urban areas to rural areas and vice versa and maintain high degree of personal hygiene to protect themselves from the deadly virus.