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Strict Curbs in the Northeast Due to Delta Variant Concerns.

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Monday, 19th July 2021

With additional cases of delta variant appearing in the region and a gradual drop in the number of new cases, numerous northeastern states have been compelled to declare new lockdowns or other tougher restrictions in order to keep the situation under control.

While Manipur has declared a 10-day lockdown due to an increase in Delta variant cases, Mizoram will impose a tighter lockdown from midnight tonight until the 24th of this month.

Meanwhile, from July 19 to July 23, Tripura has enforced a weekend curfew and a day curfew in the capital Agartala and 11 other urban local body regions.

Assam and Sikkim have also imposed tight restrictions in response to the increase in instances.

While the state government of Sikkim, which saw a 155% increase in new cases in the second wave compared to the first, has decided to ban all socio-religious and entertainment-related activities in the state for 30 days, the state government of Assam has revoked the exemption granted to people who received double vaccination. Both of these states have implemented curfews in areas where there are a lot of cases.

Even if they have been fully vaccinated, visitors to Assam would be required to undergo rigorous covid testing.

"The northeast is a major source of concern. The number of cases in Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, and potentially Tripura is on the rise "According to news agency PTI, Sitabhra Sinha, who led the team of researchers on R-factor - which measures the rate at which the illness is spreading across the country –

Manipur has a R of 1.07, Meghalaya 0.92, Tripura 1.15, Mizoram 0.86, Arunachal Pradesh 1.14, Sikkim 0.88, and Assam 0.86 in the northeastern states.

The News Talkie Bureau



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