Press Release

Publish Date : 19/06/2020

Roing, June 17: A curfew is on in the Lower Dibang Valley district till the midnight of 18th May 2020, as a precautionary measure to break the chain of infection after a staff of DMO’s office, Roing tested positive for COVID 19 at Jorhat, Assam.

Doctors and medical staff were put under home quarantine and 47 samples for RT PCR test were collected on 16th June 2020. The tests were conducted at Regional Medical Research Centre-ICMR, Dibrugarh on priority basis and all results came NEGATIVE for COVID 19.

The negative results have come as a relief but this is a wake up call for all of us to be extra careful, stated Deputy Commissioner Mitali Namchoom(IAS). She added that the District Administration and Health department is taking all necessary precautions to contain the spread of the disease in the district and requested the public to follow all the health and hygiene protocols, wash hands with soap regularly, wear mask in public and maintain social distancing norms.

N. Namchoom, DIPRO