Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb has said the state government has no immediate plan to withdraw the ongoing lockdown in near future.
Deb said it is impossible to “resume inter-state bus, train or air services immediately after May 3”.
“We do not find any way to withdraw the lockdown as it is the only viable mean to break the chain of the coronavirus outbreak,” Deb told reporters in Agartala on Wednesday.
He said it seems the government has to continue with the lockdown and it has to withdraw some restrictions in a phased manner.
A total 18 political parties including the ruling BJP, its ally the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT), the CPM, the Congress and the Indigenous Nationalist Party of Twipra (INPT) had participated in the meeting.
“It is impossible to resume inter-state bus, train or air services after May 3. People have to accept the lockdown. All the political parties in the state were briefed about the COVID-19 situation in the state,” Deb said.
He further said that “no political party” has stressed on immediate withdrawal of the lockdown.
Former chief minister Manik Sarkar and Tripura Pradesh Congress president Pijush Kanti Biswas among others had attended the meeting.