Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb on Monday announced that rations for needy and poor people living across Agartala Municipal Corporation areas and within containment zones will be provided at their homes.

Deb also said that more than 45,000 doses of vaccines are still available in the state. The Chief Minister urged everyone to maintain all Covid protocols.

Tripura on Sunday announced a nine-day curfew, which began at 5 am today till May 26, in Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) areas amid a surge in COVID-19 cases.

Apart from the AMC areas where three containment zones were announced earlier, the government has announced containment zones at Panisagar Nagar Panchayat, Kailashahar Nagar Panchayat, Udaipur Municipal Council, Bisalgarh Municipal Council, Amarpur Municipality, BSF camp at the outskirts of the capital town and Ranirbazar Nagar Panchayat, and the entire village of Nagicherra.

Tripura logged 335 more positive cases in the last 24 hours, pushing the tally to 40,816. The death toll rose to 438 after 10 more patients succumbed to the infection.