Agartala, Apr 28 : Tripura becomes top in Covid testing proportionate to the population. Additional chief secretary holding the charge of health S K Rakesh today claimed that the average of testing at the national level is 470 per million of populations but the figure in Tripura is 1108.
Now, the state is holding the top position in an average of testing. He said the samples of as many as 4453 have been tested so far and only two positive cases have been detected and both the patients have already recovered. Yesterday, 247 samples were tested. Mr Rakesh said the persons, return from Covid red zones have to undergo tests with mandatory quarantine and random tests would be done if anybody returns from green zones too.
He made it clear that Tripura would follow the instruction of central government in regard to lifting of lockdown even though the state has already been declared as Covid free and said, “We could able to contain Covid-19 because of extensive support from all sections. And urge the people to follow social distancing, wearing of mask, washing hands frequently and other precautions to beat Covid-19 even lockdown is lifted on May 3.” He asserted that the state wanted to resume economic activities following all norms. (UNI)