Tripura becomes "Corona Free", Releases 2nd Patient after 'Negative' Tests

Tripura becomes "Corona Free", Releases 2nd Patient after 'Negative' Tests

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Agartala, April 25, 2020:

Tripura's second coronavirus positive case, a Tripura State Rifles (TSR) jawan from the 13th battalion was earlier today released from the GB Hospital in Agartala where he was being treated. He had tested 'negative' for the virus twice.

Tripura Chief Minister earlier today posted a video of the jawan's release, along with the caption, "Happy Moments. The 2nd and last COVID19 patient of Tripura got released from Hospital, where all the Healthcare staff gave him a round of applause while he was leaving. He shared his satisfaction for the treatment received here and thanked the Doctors and Medical staffs."

In another tweet, Deb thanked the corona warriors for making the state corona free. "I thank all the frontline Warriors for making our State Corona free. The fight is not over yet. I urge everyone to follow the Government guidelines", Deb wrote.

In a video message yesterday, the chief minister had relayed that the state has become corona free. “The first woman who was tested positive was discharged earlier and now, the second case has also been discharged after consecutive negative results”, Deb said.

The state’s first positive case was reported on April 6 after a 45-year-old woman from Gomati district tested positive. The second case was reported on April 10, after a Tripura State Rifles (TSR) jawan tested, who had travelled with the first positive patient on the same train on April 19, was also detected as positive.

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In another development, two women who have tested positive for the new coronavirus (or Covid-19) in Bangladesh, reportedly have a history of travel to neighbouring Tripura, reports said. This revelation has reportedly sent the entire state Government into a tizzy.

Reportedly, one woman from Dhaka and one from Brahmanbaria who have tested positive in Bangladesh had both been to Tripura in recent times.

Speaking to Inside Northeast, state disease surveillance officer Deep Kumar Debbarma informed that the Tripura Government has identified 11 close contacts of the Bangladeshi cases in Aralia and Melagarh areas of Tripura. “The reports are yet to reach us”, he added.

Reportedly, both the women stayed for some time in Tripura before returning to their country of origin.

Immigration sources said that in March of 2020, at least 3,000 people entered Bangladesh through Tripura and after reopening of the Akhaura Check Post. 84 people left for Bangladesh between April 7 and April 22.

Meanwhile, border vigil had been also intensified in view of the skyrocketing number of cases in neighbouring Bangladesh.

Meanwhile, in a bid to curb illegal immigration, the presence of TSR personnel has been heavily enhanced in the bordering stretches of Tripura, specifically in the areas where the barbed fencing was yet not completed, IG TSR GS Rao said.

“Already”, he said, “altogether 4,000 TSR men have been posted across the state to maintain the law and order situation and as far as the borders are concerned, we have just enhanced our presence. We are just assisting the BSF people in the borders”.

He also added that the development came in the wake of skyrocketing COVID related cases in the neighboring Bangladesh. “Since the numbers are constantly increasing in Bangladesh, we have just intensified our vigil in the borders for better management of the areas”, he told this reporter.

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: Apr 25, 2020