Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh take strict measures against COVID-19
MANGALDAI: The Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh governments have made strict arrangement to check the entry of coronavirus-infected visitors or tourists into their land and for this purpose, the administration of both Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh has also imposed strict restrictions on the entry of tourists or visitors from the Assam side through Bhairabkunda -the triangular border of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Bhutan in the BTAD district of Udalguri.
The Bhutan government has restricted the entry of the visitors beyond the petrol pump at the sleepy town of Daifam of Jamotsangha subdivision in Samdrup Zonkhar district on the line of the border, that too only after spraying medicines on the body and hands of the visitors.
Similarly, the Arunachal Pradesh government has also installed health check-up camp at Balemu of West Kameng district in Arunachal Pradesh and every visitor is thoroughly checked using China-made equipment. This correspondent in his recent visit to Arunachal Pradesh witnessed a long queue of tourists at the check point.
“We are examining the body temperature of each and every visitor using this China-made equipment. If anyone is found to have body temperature above 100 degree Fahrenheit, we will shift him to the government hospital at Bomdila-the district headquarters town of West Kameng district at the distance of about 150 km from here via Orang- Kalaktang-Shergaon-Rupa- Tenga (OKSRT) Road or he will have to make his return journey from here. However, till date no person infected with coronavirus has been detected here,” said a health worker on condition of anonymity. On the other hand, the district Health department of Udalguri has also arranged a health check-up camp for the visitors coming to India from Bhutan.