Agartala (Tripura), May 3 : Two more people tested positive for Covid-19 in Tripura on Saturday, less than two weeks after chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb declared the state “coronavirus-free”.
CM Biplab Deb informed in his Facebook page: “Alert! In Tripura two persons from Ambassa #BSF unit found #COVID-19 positive. Total #COVID-19 positive cases in Tripura stands at 4. (Two already discharged, so active hospital cases: 2)”
Out of Tripura’s eight districts, two – Gomati and North district – are in the orange zone. Ambassa is in Dhalai district, which was not in the orange zone.
A ccording to sources , a head constable was admitted to a hospital in Dhalai on March 25 with complaints of stomach ache. He was recently shifted to the GBP Hospital in Agartala after short spells in the sub-divisional and district hospitals.During a check-up at GBP Hospital, the head constable and another constable, attached to him as an attendant, both tested positive for the virus on Saturday.
The state had earlier recorded two Covid-19 cases and both recovered last month.
Tripura was declared virus-free by the chief minister more than a week ago.
With two fresh cases, the total number of positive patients in the state now stands at four.
The chief minister confirmed the new cases and said the jawans are undergoing treatment. All those who came in contact with the infected jawans have been asked to go into quarantine.
“The fight is not over yet. I urge everyone to follow the guidelines issued by the central government,” Biplab Deb earlier said.
The first two Covid-19 cases in Tripura were reported on April 6, after a woman who travelled from Assam to Gomati district tested positive for the Covid-19. She was cured and discharged on April 16.
The second case was reported on April 16, when a jawan tested positive for Covid-19 at Damcherra in north Tripura. He was cured and discharged on April 25.
(With Agency inputs)