Agartala (Tripura), Mar 23 : The state government has shut down the Agartala-Akhaura immigration check post from today to March 31 to check the spread of coronavirus.
Tripura Principal Secretary (Home) Barun Kumar Sahu in a notification said , under the Epidemic Disease Act, 1897 closed the Agartala-Akhaura immigration post along Bangladesh on Sunday till March 31 to stop Indians entering from the neighbouring country.
Since March 18, the number of Indians entering Tripura from Bangladesh had increased manifold, the order added.
“On an average 120 Indians are entering Tripura from Bangladesh a day. But on March 20 and 21, 802 Indians entered the state from Bangladesh. After coming to Tripura, the Indians are flying to others states through the Agartala airport,” the order stated.