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Arunachal dist restricts public movement from Assam

 ITANAGAR, May 22 - The Longding district administration in Arunachal Pradesh has restricted movement of people from Assam, after the Sonari town in the neighbouring State reported two new COVID-19 cases, officials said.

 The district has proximity to Assam through Sonari town in Sivasagar district.

Longding Deputy Commissioner Chesta Yadav, in an order issued on Friday, prohibited unauthorised entry of migrant workers and other people from Assam following reports of fresh coronavirus cases on Thursday.

The order also said no pass would be issued to any individual for travel to Assam and back, except for medical emergencies.

However, movement of essential services vehicles would be allowed and passes need to be obtained from the DC’s office at Longding and the Additional Deputy Commissioner’s office at Kanubari, it added. – PTI

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