12 check gate quarantine facilities set up in Arunachal Pradesh to monitor people coming from outside state

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ITANAGAR | May 9, 2020:

In Arunachal Pradesh, twelve check gate quarantine facilities management committees have been formed to monitor people coming from outside the state.

These centers are equipped with quarantine facilities and each committee would be headed by a cabinet minister with MLAs as members.

The state has 25 entry points with check gates along the border with Assam.

Taking to Twitter, Chief Minister Pema Khandu said that due to the risk of coronavirus transmission through potential carriers coming from outside the state, the 12 check gates along the Assam-Arunachal border have been made operational while the rest have been closed.

To help the local administration in better coordination and management of the designated entry gates, quarantine centers developed there, deputy chief minister, other ministers, and all MLAs have volunteered their service, Khandu said.

"In such testing time, it's extremely joyful to see such spirit of Team Arunachal exhibited in the fight against #COVID19. My thanks to all my colleagues. We always stand together in this fight!" Khandu tweeted.

"The deputy commissioner of the respective district where the check gates are located will be the convenor while the superintendent of police and district medical officer will be the co-members," Ameya Abhyankar, secretary to the chief minister, said.

The three check gates for entering the state capital are Banderdewa, Hollongi, and Gumto.

However, the government has decided only to use the Banderdewa check gate for entry of people while the other two gates would be allowed for essential commodities.