Tripura remains Covid-19 free, lockdown curfew evokes massive response

By Our Correspondent

Agartala, Updated: March 26, 2020, 03:01:37 PM   

Agartala, Mar. 26: Tripura, which shares Bangladesh and Mizoram both reported Covid-19 cases, still remains Coronavirus-free state with no positive case reported yet.

People remain homes in response to lockdown curfew came into effect from yesterday to contain spreading of Coronavirus endemic. Presence in city based markets was thin due to yesterday's police brutality to enforce the lockdown curfew. All the public places and busy today wore an empty look putting the normal life completely out of gear.

Altogether 61 suspected cases were test for Covid-19  and 35 people were tested negative while 20 results of 6 cases would be received by tonight itself, said Dr. Debasish Basu, the Secretary of Health and Family Welfare.

Out of total 10 passengers, who had shared close proximity to a Covid-19 positive in an Agartala bound AirAsia flight to Agartala on March 21, eight passengers were tested negative while two persons could not be tested due to this ailing health.

According to him, 42 persons, who were placed under institutional quarantine and out of 40 have foreign travel history. In case of home quarantine, over 2000 persons were put under surveillance and out of which 247 have foreign travel history while 1962 are domestic travelers.

The Secretary said the Chief Secretary led Task Force has been constantly monitoring the situation- be it health concern or supply of essential food items. "The DMs and SDMs were asked to issue pass to the traders and transporters engaged in essential items", he said.

Director of Food and Civil Supplies Hirendra Debbarma said the state is having adequate food stock. "Today there was a meeting with business community and they assured of ensuring free flow supply essential items", he said.  DIG GK Rao also remained present in the press conference.


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