Even though there has been a spike in the COVID-19 cases in the state, however, there is no shortage of medicines and personal protective equipment (PPE) kits in Tripura.

This was said by state Chief Minister Biplab Deb on Saturday while addressing the gathering after unfurling the national flag at the Assam Rifles Parade Ground in Agartala on the occasion of the 74th Independence Day.

“Independence Day is being celebrated in the country in an unusual situation due to the coronavirus pandemic,” Deb said.

“The government is taking all measures to contain the spread of the disease. There is no dearth of medicine and PPE kits in the state,” the CM added.

The CM inspected the guard of honour of various contingents of the security forces and presented medals to the police personnel for their distinguished services.

Only a few ministers and government officials were present on the occasion.

Chief Minister Deb also said the government has arranged for 2,129 beds for treatment of COVID-19 patients and a medical college will be set up in Ambassa, the headquarters of Dhalai district.

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