Tripura mulls to bring back starnded people; to design protocol soon
By Our Correspondent, 27/04/2020, Agartala

Tripura government has decided to design a specific protocol to bring back the people of this state who were stranded in different parts of the nation due to the COVID-19 lockdown, said the additional chief secretary S k Rakesh on Monday. Addressing a press conference here at the civil secretariat this evening he said, “The stranded people who are to return from red zone or COVID-19 hotspot states shall be kept in quarantine for sample collection.”

“Though quarantine are mandated form all stranded people, but samples are to be collected depending on the symptoms or health conditions of those who are to return from non-hotspot states,” he said. Meantime, he further informed that the stranded people will be brought back to the state only after official approval of the states where they are stranded.

However, while briefing the current status of the state i connection to COVID-19 pandemic, he said that a total 247 samples were collected during the last one day and all of them are tested negative.

He also informed that as of now total 4453 samples were collected of which only two were tested COVID-19 positive and they are stable now. A 45 years old lady and TSR jawan were tested positive and later after successive recovery they were later released from the hospital.Tripura is however considered as Corona-free states along with 4 others in Northeast region of the country.