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.
'The patient's condition is stable and there is no need to panic,' Zomawia told the media adding that the man has returned Aizawl from Amsterdam, Netharland via Delhi and Guwahati on March 16.
Manipur reported its first case of coronavirus as a 23-year-old woman who returned from the United Kingdom tested positive, making it the first case in the northeast region of India, an official said on Tuesday.
Manipur reported its first case of coronavirus as a 23-year-old woman who returned from the United Kingdom tested positive, making it the first case in the northeast, an official said on Tuesday.
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.
An official posted at the Integrated Check Posts at the Agartala (India)-Akhaura (Bangladesh) borders said that Indians can enter into the country from Nepal, Bhutan and Myanmar but not the foreign nationals.
The 'Border Haats' (markets) along the India-Bangladesh frontier are likely to be closed for some time as a precautionary measure against the spread of novel coronavirus, officials said on Wednesday.
The Assam government has quarantined 400 people who had come in contact with a US citizen who later tested positive for coronavirus infection in Bhutan, state Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sharma said on Monday.
The Indian Army has rescued 390 civilians and 175 civil vehicles stranded in sub-zero temperatures in the snow-clad Sela Pass in Arunachal Pradesh, a defence official said on Monday.
He said in addition, Mizoram Home Minister Lalchamliana on February 25 informed the state Assembly that a total of 632 arms and 47,510 rounds of live ammunition have been seized by the state police since 2004.
The Indian Army has rescued 111 tourists and locals including women and children, stranded in sub-zero temperatures at snow-bound Sela Pass in Arunachal Pradesh, a defence official said on Monday.
Seven students, who appeared in the Assam board's Class 10 examinations, were detained for allegedly raping and murdering a 12-year-old girl in Assam's Biswanath district, police said on Monday.
A migrant worker was stabbed to death at a market in Shillong, taking the toll in ethnic clashes between tribal and non-tribals in Meghalaya to two during the past 48 hours, officials said.
Over 100 demonstrators, affiliated to various mass arms of the CPI-M, were detained by the police for staging protest demonstrations and trying to set up road blockades against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) here on Saturday.