Coronavirus scare: Arunachal Pradesh suspends issue of ILPs temporarily

Coronavirus scare: Arunachal Pradesh suspends issue of ILPs temporarily

Our Correspondent

Itanagar: The State government on Tuesday suspended the issue of temporary and provisional Inner Line Permits and e-ILP as part of its measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Commissioner (Political) Kaling Tayeng in an official order directed all the authorities to temporarily suspend issuing of temporary and provisional ILPs till further orders.

The order also stated that no fresh ILPs (temporary and regular) would be an issue but a renewal of regular ILPs would continue.

The State government had earlier suspended the issuance of Protected Area Permit (PAP) for entry of foreign tourists into the state keeping in view the novel coronavirus which has turned pandemic throughout the country.

The government had also on Monday announced the closure of all educational institutes, cinema halls and weekly markets in the state with immediate effect till April 5.

Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar, in order, however, clarified that board exams would be held as per schedule.

Kumar also directed shopping malls to disinfect their stores and food courts from time to time.

He asked people to avoid mass gatherings, sporting events, and public meetings while directing all deputy commissioners and superintendents of police to ensure strict compliance of the order. Papum Pare district deputy commissioner Pige Ligu has ordered the screening of all passengers entering the state capital through check gates, railway stations, and other transit points.

The health department has issued an advisory, asking people to postpone occasions that call for mass gatherings. Arunachal Pradesh has not registered any novel coronavirus case so far.

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