Guwahati/Agartala, March 25, 2020 (IANS): Battle against nCoV remains unabated in NE States. As lockdown continued effectively across the northeastern region of India on Wednesday, the police detained around 200 people in different states for violating the enforcement, officials said.
Tripura battles against nCoV
In Tripura, commercial bank authorities announced that the business hours of the bank branches in the state would be restricted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m till March 31.
The Tripura Urban Development Department has asked all urban local bodies to set up kitchens for preparing cooked food and distributing it twice a day among the urban poor. “Reputed Self Help Group can be engaged for cooking, packging and distributing packed foods to the urban poor families at their doorstep,” Urban Development Department Director Shailesh K. Yadav said in a letter to all urban local bodies across Tripura.
The Tripura Newspaper Society, the apex body of newspaper owners and editors, have decided to suspend publication of newspapers till March 31 as the hawkers are reluctant to carry on distribution of newspapers.
In a noble gesture, the Tripura High Court judge Arindam Lodh on Wednesday personally donated Rs one lakh to the Chief Minister’s relief fund and Rs 50,000 to Tripura Medical College to meet the expenses for fighting coronavirus.
The Airport Authority of India has also donated Rs 10 lakh from their Corporate Social Responsibility fund for helping and boosting the fight against the COVID-19.
Pastor in Mizoram tests positive
The authorities, especially the health services officials, have further maximized their efforts and campaigns against the COVID-19, after a 50-year-old man, a Christian pastor from Mizoram, was tested positive for the novel coronavirus, making it the second case in the northeastern region after the a 23-year-old Manipuri woman tested positive.
The Mizo man had returned to Aizawl from Amsterdam, Netharland via Delhi and Guwahati on March 16 while the Manipuri girl returned from the United Kingdom on March 21 via Delhi, Kolkata and Agartala.
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.