Tripura government on Tuesday announced total lockdown in areas along the Indo-Bangla border with effect from 7 am on July 17.
The lockdown will remain effective for 7 days.
While announcing the lockdown on Tuesday evening, Tripura chief secretary Manoj Kumar said the lockdown will be enforced within one kilometre of the international border with Bangladesh in the rural areas and 500 metres in municipal areas from the international border in the state.
While issuing an order, chief secretary Kumar said movement of individuals shall remain prohibited except for the emergency needs.
All offices, schools, government and private institutions, markets, shops will be remain closed during the lockdown period, the order said.
Tripura shares 856-kilometer border with Bangladesh in three sides of the state’s territory.
The lockdown has been announced after detection of several COVID19 positive cases from the bordering areas some of whom have no travel history.
Tripura has registered over 2,000 COVID19 cases with 2 deaths while neighbouring Bangladesh has recorded 1,90,057 COVID19 infections with 2,424 deaths.