Moreh locals cautioned as COVID-19 case detected in Kalemyo
MOREH, 18th Apr: As report of detection of a COVID-19 positive case in Myanmar’s Kalemyo city emerged, community leaders in Moreh have cautioned the people of the border town and requested all concerned to stop any cross border trade, which are reportedly continuing stealthily despite tight security measures.
As of Saturday, Myanmar reported a total of 94 COVID-19 cases and five deaths. Kalemyo is a town located at a distance of around 160 km from Tamu and travel duration between the two towns is about 3 hours only. Even though tight security measures are being taken up and cross border movement as well as trades have been suspended well ahead of the lockdown, some people are still continuing cross border trade stealthily, which raised the concern among the community leaders in the border town. Security agencies of both state and central government are keeping close vigil along the border day and night. They even constructed border fencing to plug any loopholes and prevent cross border movement as part of the preventive measures taken up to contain COVID-19. Police and CDO team led by additional SP (Ops) Th Krishnatombi and troops of 43 Assam Rifles and BRTF erected border fencing between border pillar no. 74 and 75 on Saturday. Considering the close proximity between Tamu and Kalemyo, concerned community leaders in the border town are asking all those involved in the secret cross border trade to stop their activities with immediate effect keeping in mind the danger they pose to the people of not only Moreh but also the entire state.