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Soldiers taking all precautions: Army officer

 ITANAGAR, May 19 - Soldiers stationed at Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh are taking all kinds of precautions to make sure that none of them is infected by coronavirus, a senior Indian Army officer said. Addressing a review meeting convened by Tawang legislator Tsering Tashi at the Deputy Commissioner’s office on Monday, Brigadier VK Jagtap assured the civil administration of his unit’s full cooperation.

 The soldiers are screened at various locations before they enter Tawang. “Moreover, even the fresh vegetable supplies that we receive are being thoroughly sanitised and then distributed,” he said. Tawang DC Sang Phuntsok said the administration is keeping everyone coming from other States in quarantine facilities under strict vigil irrespective of their status.

“The efforts we have made so far to fight COVID-19 will fail if only one person infects others in our district. So we all will have to work as COVID warriors,” he said.

Officers from the Sashastra Seema Bal, the Indo Tibetan Border Police and representatives of several NGOs shared their views and ideas for combating the pandemic. Tawang district lies along the Line of Actual Control. – PTI

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