AGARTALA, June 14 - Rattled by the spiraling cases of COVID-19 positive cases in Sepahijala district, the worst-hit district of Tripura so far, the state government has decided to adopt jail quarantine to prevent community transmission of novel coronavirus.
If the stringent quarantine measures fall short, then Sonamura sub-division would be brought under complete lockdown, according to sources.
So far, the district has registered as many as 489 COVID-19 positive cases, highest in any district. Although most of the COVID-19 patients have travel history, six persons were positive, who don�t have travel history. It means, the district especially Sonamura subdivision sharing international border with Bangladesh is marching towards community transmission.
Worried by the development, Additional Chief Secretary SKL Rakesh has had a meeting with the district-level officers last night and reviewed the overall situation in the entire district.
The meeting has mandated strict compliance of quarantine guidelines to prevent community transmission and jail quarantine for those who violate quarantine guidelines .The Jail authority has already asked to keep all arrangements for jail quarantine.
If the situation continues to remain unchanged till Monday, the district administration would enforce lockdown in Sonamura subdivision, most vulnerable sub-division of the state.