AGARTALA– The state health department has asked Central paramilitary force personnel who will arrive in Tripura for election duty will have to undergo COVID-19 test if they have any symptoms.
Tripura, Health Secretary, Debasish Bose informed media on Friday that ” A guideline has been issued by the department asking the administration to conduct COVID-19 test for the security personnel coming from outside the state for election duties.
The state is following the guideline issued by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Affairs, in view of the sudden spurt of COVID-19 cases in some foreign countries“. He added.
On Tuesday, an official of the Election Commission said that around 300 companies of central forces are expected to be deployed in Tripura to ensure free and fair elections in 2023 even though there is ‘no specific security’ threat.
“Jawans with COVID-19 symptoms will only undergo Coronavirus test. The test can be done at railway stations, DM and SDM offices,” he said.
The health secretary said the state has not recorded any alarming trend so far with no COVID-19 positive case reported during the past several days.
A total of 906 samples were taken up for COVID-19 testing and not a single positive case reported in the last 24 hours.