AGARTALA, April 19 - With the overall situation in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic �improving� in Tripura, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has asked the village heads to ensure no one from across the border to enter the state.
The state, which is surrounded by Bangladesh in three sides and Assam and Mizoram by one side is likely to get relaxation from April 20 for improving its position in the battle against the COVID-19. Only two COVID-19 positive cases have been detected in the state so far and out of whom one patient has already been discharged from the hospital.
�In an audio interactive session with the Gram Pradhans and other elected members of Gram Panchayats, the Chief Minister today warned against any infiltration from the across the border- be it international or inter-state to contain the deadly disease effectively.
�If anybody enters your village from across the border, inform it to police or administration immediately. It is in the greater interest of the state�, he told the village heads.
Deb also clarified, the same spirit must be shown in case of infiltration from Assam or Mizoram. �Despite sealing of international border and inter-state border, some people are coming to the state in the difficult times. It should not be allowed anymore�, he said.
Calling for social surveillance in the border villages to prevent infiltration, the Chief Minister said BSF and police have already been asked to show zero tolerance when it comes to illegal infiltration to the state.