04 - 07 - 2020

Coronavirus:13 more BSF personnel tested positive, total cases in Tripura stands at 42

Agartala, May 6,2020:More 13 infected with coronavirus in Tripura, except one mess worker all are BSF jawans of Jawaharnagar camp in Ambassa of Dhalai district. Officially, number of corona infected person in the state is 43 including the ambulance driver from Chennai. First two cases of the state, the woman and the TSR jawan are cured and in quarantine at their districts.At present in the state out of 40 positive cases 37 are BSF jawans including two children belonging to BSF and one  mess worker.Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb in tweet on Tuesday informed  after testing 88 samples new 13 positve cases have been detected. No civilians detected  positive so far, the tweet added.

The state government has already sought a report from the Inspector General (IG) of BSF, Tripura Frontier, by next one week. During the past 48 hours, altogether 25 BSF personnel including a head constable were tested Covid-19 positive sparking panic among the people. But CM in his tweet requested everyone not to be panic.

Earlier in the evening press briefing at State Secretariat today, Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath said there has been a plan to shift all the BSF jawans who were diagnosed with Covid-19 positive will be shifted from GBP Hospital to a hospital at BSF headquarters hospital, Salbagan. A request came from the BSF authority in Delhi to shift all the Covid patients (BSF) from GBP hospital to BSF headquarter's hospital at Salbagan. A final call will be taken by tomorrow", he said.

Till the date, 5850 Covid tests were carried out while a total of 6287 swabs were collected by the health workers. 173 individuals are facility quarantined and 855 people were sent to home quarantine with stamp marking, he said.