Guwahati: With the COVID19 positive cases in Tripura shot up to 2,094, the Tripura government has decided to impose a week-long total lockdown in areas bordering Bangladesh from Friday.
The lockdown will be in force within one km of the border in rural areas and 500 meters in municipal areas from the international border with Bangladesh.
Law minister Ratan Lal Nath said, “The decision to extend the lockdown to the entire state will be taken after assessing the situation in a week.”
During the lockdown period in these areas, movement of individuals shall remain prohibited except for emergency needs. All offices, schools, government and private institutions, markets and shops will remain closed.
“Only grocery and medical shops and essential services will open in these areas. People will be allowed to move for emergencies like need for hospitalization,” he informed.
The announcement came after several positive cases were found in the border areas with no travel history, government sources added.
On Wednesday, one COVID19 patient from Khowai district died in Tripura.