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Tripura likely to extend lockdown to fight against COVID-19

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on July 11th, 2020, while expressing concerns over the rapid increase of COVID-19 cases, explicitly, in the bordering regions like Khowai, Gomati and Sepahijala district said that the state government might extend a “strict” and “full-fledged” lockdown in the state in order to put a check on the shooting up figures.

The Chief Minister who was addressing a programme of newly launched Corona prevention and immunization drive, also said, “The numbers are higher in the bordering areas like Khowai and Gomati. The state government is contemplating to intensify border vigil and curfew in the bordering areas by confining the time limit for venturing out for those reasons in specific. There may be a strict lockdown for the sake of better Covid containment”.

“We are putting our heads together very frequently to chalk out new strategies. There may be certain added up restrictions in the bordering areas, the time limit of night curfew can be further extended, for instance it starts from 9 pm in the night, it will begin from 7 pm in the evening. Proposals are also coming from different district heads for better management of the situation we are confronting right now”, the Chief Minister told the gathering.

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The Chief Minister also informed the people that rapid antigen tests—community testing drives at every locality to understand the real inside situation would begin within a few days.

“This month is very crucial for us. All we can do is to maintain the restrictions and follow social distancing until and unless a permanent relief to this virus comes out. The lockdown of last Sunday has been a successful drive and now it is time to begin the community testing. Officials will now penetrate in every locality, village and Talukas with rapid testing kits”, he added.

BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav who had also participated in the programme described Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb as a hard working Chief Minister working on the terms of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“Biplab Deb is conscious about Tripura that in every meeting with the Prime Minister, he has sought the attention of the government of India for making Tripura a model state in terms of trade and commerce. His works are directed towards the vision of ‘Atma Nirbhar’ slogan raised by the Prime Minister ”, Madhav said, hailing Tripura government for putting forth an effective fight in face of this pandemic situation.

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