AGARTALA, May 19 - Two more positive cases of COVID-19 � both jawans of the 86th Battalion of the BSF based at Jawaharnagar in Dhalai district � have been confirmed. Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has said that 467 samples were tested on Monday and two BSF jawans were found positive.
�All the positive patients are under proper medical care. I pray for their speedy recovery. We are committed to ensure your safety,� the Chief Minister said in a Facebook post last night. Meanwhile, three patients were discharged from hospital on Monday and 27 were sent home today.
As of now, 17,160 persons have been placed under surveillance out of whom 13,705 have already completed the 14-day quarantine period. At present, 3,154 persons are under home quarantine and 301 persons are under facility quarantine. Out of the total 14,635 COVID-19 tests conducted so far, 169 positive cases were found. Most of the patients have already recovered from the disease.
State Law Minister Ratan Lal Nath said a three-member Central team on Monday visited Kamalpur and held a meeting with the SDMO, BSF jawans and other persons concerned on the outbreak of COVID-19 at Jawaharnagar. The team also visited the Dhalai BOP, where a BSF jawan had tested positive, following which the entire area was notified as a containment zone.
The Central team visited the Karina BOP under the Gandacherra subdivision today. It has already visited Jawaharnagar, Ambassa, GB Pant Hospital, COVID Care Centre at the Saheed Bhagat Singh Youth Hostel and the BSF hospital at Salbagan.
The minister said the Government would soon form gram panchayat and village-level committees for awareness and monitoring of the COVID-19 situation at the grassroot level. �Since many people are returning to the State, it is of utmost importance to enforce the quarantine guidelines properly. Public representatives will also be part of the committees,� Nath said.
As many as 369 persons arrived at the Churaibari Gate in North district on Monday, from different States. All the returnees were sent to home quarantine after thermal scanning and collection of swabs.