Severity: Critical Alert

Transportation: Authorities to implement restrictions across Tripura State, India, 0500 July 5-0500 July 6, due to COVID-19 activity. Disruptions likely.

  • Alert Begins: 04 Jul 2020 12:00 PM UTC
  • Alert Expires: 06 Jul 2020 04:00 AM UTC
  • Incident: COVID-19 restrictions
  • Location(s): Tripura State (map)
  • Time Frame: 0500 July 5-0500 July 6
  • Impact: Transport and business disruptions

Summary
Tripura authorities are planning to implement restrictions across the state 0500 July 5-0500 July 6 to stem the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Residents will be required to remain indoors throughout the restrictions period. Officials will only allow emergency services to operate. Although state authorities have not specified other measures, restrictions such as movement controls and business closures will almost certainly be enforced.

Transport disruptions are also likely during the impacted period. Although the Tripura government has not announced transport restrictions as of July 2, officials will probably suspend public transport over the 24-hour period. Authorities will also likely ban interdistrict travel. The government may restrict entry and exit into the state and establish checkpoints at border crossings.

Advice
Confirm travel arrangements. Follow all official instructions. Abide by national and local health and safety measures. Reconfirm all business appointments, deliveries, and travel arrangements. Liaise with trusted contacts for further updates and guidance. Maintain contact with your diplomatic representation. Ensure contingency plans account for further disruptive measures or extensions of current restrictions. Reconsider and reconfirm nonemergency health appointments. Ensure access to essential items. Avoid all large gatherings; heed security and traffic advisories.

Emphasize basic health precautions, especially frequent handwashing with soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are unavailable. Practice good coughing/sneezing etiquette (i.e., covering coughs and sneezes with a disposable tissue, maintaining distance from others, and washing hands). There is no evidence that the influenza vaccine, antibiotics, or antiviral medications will prevent this disease, highlighting the importance of diligent basic health precautions.


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