AGARTALA, April 17 - Tripura, which falls under the Orange Zone on account of its current low coronavirus infection and fatality rate, is likely to get lockdown relaxation in some sectors if there is no new case of COVID-19 till April 20.
The State would have been in the Green Zone after completion of the first round of lockdown if no COVID-19 cases were detected. However, two COVID-positive cases were confirmed in the early part of this month.
At present, Tripura has two containment zones � Gomati and North district � due to the twin cases. However, there is no Red Zone or coronavirus hotspot in the State so far. The State Government has taken tough measures to implement the ongoing nationwide lockdown.
�If no positive case is reported in the State by April 20, Tripura will be placed in the Green Zone and get relaxation in some sectors during the second phase of the lockdown, which is scheduled to end on May 3. So far, all tests except the two existing cases, have been negative. Even high-risk persons have tested negative and this raises the hope for some relaxation in certain sectors,� said a senior Health Department official here today.
He, however, cautioned that the situation might turn ugly if the people disobeyed the lockdown restrictions in place. �We must follow the restrictions during the ongoing lockdown,� he stressed.
The State Government has already allowed farmers and tea garden workers to begin their activities with certain restrictions. Some more sectors, including government offices, are likely to be opened by maintaining social distancing and other guidelines.