6 Northeast States Seal Borders with Assam
GUWAHATI: After reports of positive COVID-19 cases started to increase in Assam, six northeastern states sealed their interstate borders and barred the general entry from Assam.
Assam shares 2,743 km of inter-state boundaries with Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Meghalaya and West Bengal.
Meanwhile, Tripura chief minister Biplab Deb said, "Except the goods laden trucks and freight trains, nothing should be allowed to enter Tripura from the neighbouring states and across the Bangladesh borders."
It is to be mentioned that except travelling by train, people from Guwahati and other parts of Assam have to pass through Meghalaya's Shillong, Jowai and Khliehriat to go to southern Assam, comprising five districts.
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- Arunachal Pradesh
- West Bengal