Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb said the state will continue with the lockdown until a vaccine is found to beat coronavirus. He made the statement while holding a four and a half hour-long all-party meeting on Wednesday night.

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The meeting included 18 political parties including the ruling BJP, Congress, CPIM, ruling ally IPFT, INPT.

Deb said it is impossible to “resume inter-state bus, train or air services immediately after May 3”. Lockdown will continue and people have to live with it till a proper vaccine is invented, he added.

At a media briefing last night, Cabinet spokesperson Ratan Lal Nath said that Tripura has sufficient food stocks including 76 days buffer stock of rice, 80 days stock of wheat, 42 days sugar stock, salt for 14 days, 17 days of lentil pulse stocks along with 7 days buffer stock of diesel, 9 days petrol stocks and 18,490 LPG cylinders.