Agartala: Coronavirus status in Tripura- Thirty new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Tripura on Friday including including 25 BSF jawans of 86th- Bn, 4 BSF family members from 138th-Bn & 1 truck driver, informed chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb on his official twitter handle.
📌Total #COVID19 patients in Tripura now stands: 118
⏩Active cases: 116
Stay Safe !#TripuraCovid19Count
— Biplab Kumar Deb (@BjpBiplab) May 8, 2020
With this the figure in the state to 118, out of which 116 are active. The fresh COVID-19 cases were again found from BSF 86th battalion and 138th battalion at Ambassa in Dhalai district, both of which were earlier declared ‘containment zones’ for being badly hit by the coronavirus outbreak.
Significantly, a truck driver has also tested positive for the infection. As per standard operating procedure laid down by the government, all truckers coming in the state are required to undergo a mandatory Covid-19 test at Churaibari on the Assam-Tripura inter-state boundary.
Speaking to reporters in the evening, Deb said, “There is transmission among civilians. Coronavirus cases were found in large numbers in two BSF battalions in the same place. This, of course, is a matter of concern. But I hope those affected with coronavirus will get well soon, with untiring treatment and care of our health employees. I am sure hard work of police, administration will not go in vain”.
He expressed hope that all the active COVID-19 patients will recover soon and will be sent back home — like the first two cases.