Speaking on the food availability and rationing, Dr. Basu said, already 38 percent of people have lifted their rations from various fair price shops who fall under the priority group categories.
Another good samaritan, a 39-year-old woman from a poor family, was seen making face masks from her old clothes and distributing these items among the needy free of cost.
Accordingly, the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) is coordinating with state Governments for supply of medical equipment and related essential items needed for protection against and testing of COVID-19.
The Dy. CM has sought 100 Nos. of Ventilators, 50,000 Personal Protection Equipments (PPE), 1 lakh N-995 masks, 50,000 alcohol-based hand sanitizers, and 500 Nos. of MakeShift Tents for attending one Adult patient.
He said, 'Our government has now decided to file mail petition with the apex court seeking fresh appointment for the axed teachers and absorb them on government identified 10, 000 vacant posts.'
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.
Despite a repeated appeal by the Prime Minister of India and Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, a youth in Tripura is found to have allegedly posted fake news and information on COVID-19 positive case in social media.
This perhaps has resulted in the dairy farmers especially at Goalabasti where most of Agartala milkmen live, dump milk down the drains. Goalabasti has nearly four hundred families. They own at least one hundred cows.
Tripura government has constituted a three-member group headed by L H Darlong, principal secretary for transport; Apurba Roy, secretary P&C and R Gopal Rao, DIGP (crime) police headquarter to tackle the situation of stranded people.
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.
The safety kits are brought from Kolkata by ATR flight of Air India flight today. The flight landed at around 01:40 PM carrying a total of 77 cartoons of medical kits and life-saving drugs weighing to 457 kgs.
He said a total of 50,000 APL category families will be benefited with the package that the government has announced for the BPLs and other weaker sections of the people of the state.
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.
The lion's shares of the arrested immigrants are from Bangladesh. The total number of Bangladeshis caught in Tripura in these years—7,535 (2017-2,526, 2018-2,490, 2019-2,519).
The state Health and Family Welfare Department has set up isolation units in all the TSR (Tripura State Rifle) battalion headquarters in order to screen the troops who are returning to the battalion after leave, IG TSR GK Rao told this reporter.
The director and the additional secretary of the food and civil supplies department of the state Hirendra Debbarma informed that the state has enough stock of essential food grains to cater to the daily needs of the people of the state.
Amidst the state-wide lockdown, the Tripura government has sent a chopper to ferry the medical kits in the state stranded in Kolkata and Guwahati. The medical kits include life-saving drugs, masks, suits, and gloves.
All the 11 persons who had been identified as co-passengers of the same aircraft boarded by North East's first Covid-19 positive patient reported in Manipur, are safe and tested negative, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb informed
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.
Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb Wednesday morning flagged off 50 Emergency Life Support Ambulances at Agartala which will be functional throughout the State 24X7.
A circular has been issued from the Office of the Directorate of the state Urban Development Department today. Stating that the distribution of the food packets will be initiated with immediate effect in compliance with lockdown rules.
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.