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8 days complete lockdown in Tripura from tomorrow 2 PM : State Govt announces financial help, ration distribution for next 15 days
TIWN March 23, 2020
8 days complete lockdown in Tripura from tomorrow 2 PM : State Govt announces financial help, ration distribution for next 15 days
PHOTO : CM addressing media. TIWN Pic March 23, 2020

AGARTALA / NEW DELHI, March 23 (TIWN): With the massive spread of Corona-Virus across the world which has claimed 9 lives in India already, Govt of Tripura has announced a complete lockdown from tomorrow (24th March, 2019) in state, to remain in effect till 31st March, 2020. Tripura Govt has taken certain decisions for the people as : 1) If any Doctor or Medical staff get infected by Corona-Virus during treatment of patient, then Rs. 4 lakhs to be given to the Doctor's family, 2) 3,95,000 social pension beneficiaries to be given 2 months advance allowance, 3) Antodyoy, Annapurna, Priority group members will get free ration for next 15 days (total 5 lakhs 86,000 families), 4) Mid-day-meal receiving children will get 15 days rice and daal in home, 6) Anganwadi children, pregnant women also will get their food grains at home, 7) For Tuep workers Rs. 5 crores have been sanctioned, 8) Total 10 days works have been given to the MGNGREGA beneficiaries (they will work by maintaining social distance and proper hygiene), 9) For PDF emergency works 5 crores have been sanctioned, 10) Roster duty for the Govt employees. Daily commodity selling shops, medicine shops, banks will remain open.

CM further warned the ill minded businessmen if they charge any extra amount from any customer. Also he warned against rumour mongers who starts fake information circulation before anything officially announced. 

Biplab Deb has also confirmed that blackmarkerting chain networking people during Corona-Virus crisis will be imposed with anti-national charges. 

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