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Tripura still coronavirus free, 948 under Home quarantine


Tripura is still coronavirus free State as no positive case came to light. In war to break chain, 948 persons home quarantined, 50 are in institutional quarantine

Enewstime Desk

Agartala, March 25, 2020: Tripura in his social media message today said, “Till 5 pm no positive or suspected case has come to light in the state.”

Meanwhile, State Health Secretary Dr Debashish Basu told media, Tripura Government is continuing its fight to prevent spread of and has taken all the steps required. So far, 948 persons have been home quarantined while 50 persons are in care of Institution quarantine facilities.

Earlier, Chief Secretary chaired a review meeting of Task Force to take stock of the situation. Top officials of Health Food and PDS, Police administration attended the meeting. Officials were asked to ensure that common people do not face unnecessary problems due to lockdown.

War to break nCoV chain

Speaking to media, Health Secreatary Dr Debashish Basu narrated several decisions of the State Government pertaining steps taken to stop spread of the virus and post-lockdown issues. He assured that the Government had adopted all the measures to break the chain and prevent transmission of the virus. He said, “Number of home quarantined persons stands at 948 while 50 persons are under Institutional quarantine. One quarantine facility has been set up at Gomati and three persons were put in there”.

After one Manipur-based woman who air-travelled via Agartala tested positive yesterday, concern was raised about other passengers who travelled in the same flight. Administration promptly collected details of passengers who got down in Agartala from that flight. On this issue, Dr Basu said, “Samples of those passengers were collected for testing”.

For safety of the doctors and health workers engaged in war against nCoV, Government has made arrangements and will press Helicopter in service for bringing Masks, Gloves and other essential things from Kolkata, Dr Basu said and added, the consignment will reach Agartala within a day or two. He also said, State Health department is in regular touch with all the DMs and SDMs and exchanging or sharing relevant information.

On Post-lockdown issues

Officials discussed about supply and availability of commodities and food items as well as actions against hoarders and black marketeers.

Director of the Food Department Hirendra Debbarma said that discussions were held with members of traders’ Associations to ensure uninterrupted goods supply across the State and there is no shortage of commodities in the State. Health Secretary added that supply of food items is out of the ambit of lockdown.

Officials also informed media that people belonging to Antyodaya  Anna Yojana and Priority Groups will get half of their rations in current month free of cost and State Food department has taken step in this direction.

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