An official press release of the DoNER Ministry quoting the minister said that all the guidelines of lockdown and social distancing have been effectively maintained in all the states specially along the bordering areas.
Incredible solidarity was observed across the northeast to unite against the threat of COVID-19 and to cheer all those fighting against it with the people switching off the lights of their homes at 9 p.m. on Sunday night
With a 57-year-old ex-BSF jawan tested positive for coronavirus from northeast on Sunday, the total number of cases in this region went up to 30, including 26 in Assam, ministers and officials said.
With five more fresh coronavirus cases testing positive from the Northeast region on Saturday, the total number of cases in these states went up to 29, including 25 in Assam, ministers and officials said.
With more fresh positive coronavirus cases getting reported from the region, the total number of cases in the northeast went up to 24 on Friday, including 20 in Assam, ministers and officials said.
According to Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, swab samples of 16 people, residents of Assam and all attendees of the Tablighi event held last month have tested positive for coronavirus.
With more positive coronavirus cases getting reported from the region, the total number cases in the northeast went up to 20 on Thursday, including 16 in Assam, officials said.
Three Tablighi meeting attendees have tested positive for novel coronavirus in Assam, taking the total corona positive cases in the northeastern state to 16, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Thursday.
Eight more people have tested positive for coronavirus in Assam, who attended the congregation at Nizamuddin in Delhi, taking the tally to 13 so far, state Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Wednesday night.
Addressing the media, the minister said the Central government has communicated to the state government that 456 people from Assam had attended the congregation organised by the Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi.
A 52-year-old man from Assam on Tuesday tested positive for coronavirus, making it the third case in the northeastern region of India, Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
Meanwhile, Union Development of Northeastern Region (DoNER) Minister Jitendra Singh said that cargo flights are being used exclusively for transporting medical equipment and emergency goods,
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb wrote to his counterparts in Delhi, West Bengal, Assam, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telengana, and Tamil Nadu for providing food, accommodation, security and health services to the people of Tripura stranded in their states.
Northeast India's topographical isolation, less congestion of people and fewer international migration, largely due to the mountainous region are the factors that have so far restricted the spread of COVID-19, experts said.
The northeastern states battled with issues of curbing the novel coronavirus pandemic while maintaining a non-stop supply of essentials, vegetables and medical necessities, all for which the region is largely reliant on the rest of India.
Several NGOs in northeastern states have come forward to feed the stray animals, specialy dogs, cows and monkeys, who are facing starvation due to the countrywide lockdown following coronavirus.
Various polls to the autonomous and local bodies in several northeastern region have been postponed indefinitely due to the situation arising out of the nationwide lockdown to check the spread of novel coronavirus, officials said on Friday.
Air India would operate special cargo flights to the northeastern region of India to ferry the commodities required to deal with the novel coronavirus treatment and other public emergency, top AAI official said on Friday.
Over 850 big tea gardens and thousands of small gardens in the northeastern region of India specially in Assam are closed leading to huge economic loss and jeopardizing the livelihood of lakhs of workers.
During the lockdown period, the state governments of the seven northeastern states also announced a slew of diverse sops and free rice supply and financial support to the poor, especially the daily wagers, besides medical help.
Governors and Chief Ministers of eight northeasterns states and other persons of influence urged the people to observe the 'Janata Curfew' to prevent the community transmission of coronavirus.
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has further stepped up screening and testing passengers in the 12 operational airports in northeastern region for coronavirus, officials said on Saturday.
The northeast is facing shortage of face masks, hand sanitisers and other items required to deal with coronavirus and other health hazards, according to officials on Thursday.
Budget carrier GoAir has suspended its operations for 28 days in some northeastern states in view of coronavirus scare and ensuing travel restrictions, officials said on Wednesday.