Covid-19 infection among home comers rises to 254 in Tripura

Covid-19 infection among home comers rises to 254 in Tripura

Agency News

Agartala, May 30 : With the detection of 10 fresh Covid-19 positive cases last night among the home comers, the figure of active cases in Tripura stood at 87 against the total confirmed 254 while the recovery rate stood at 52 percent.

However, the state government asserted that Covid infection will stop in the next two days when movement of the state residents from outside would be completed by June 2. According to an official report more than 2500 people entered Tripura in the last 24 hours, including 46 from Kuwait, 106 from Bangladesh, and 166 by flight from Kolkata. So far, eight Bangladesh returnees, one from Gurugram and one more family member of 86th battalion of BSF was found positive out of 915 samples. Though the report of Kuwait returnees have not yet come, all flight returnees were negative.

The state government advised all the migrants, including negative and asymptomatic persons, to remain under home quarantine for 14 days as per the protocol and local administration, local clubs, and the citizens were requested to keep a close eye on the home comers in their respective areas to ensure compliance with the directives. Officials said that two buses from Guwahati had started for Tripura last night with 46 Kuwait returnees but their arrival in Agartala would be delayed due to torrential rain and thunderstorm in Meghalaya and South Assam. All of them would be taken to institutional quarantine for 14 days in any case. A NEO aircraft of Jazeera Airways landed at Guwahati airport from Kuwait with 201 passengers- - with 46 belonging to Tripura and 155 to Assam.

As per the direction of the Ministry of External Affairs all of them were guarded to the facility near Guwahati at night and provided food. Subsequently, Tripura passengers started their journey by bus. A senior official of Tripura government has indicated that after completion of movement of outsiders, especially by trains and roads, risk of the spread of further infection would be minimal but there would be a risk of spreading among their family members and contacts though adequate measures have been taken to contain this too. However, by next two weeks, Tripura is expected to become zero in infection. (UNI)