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13 more BSF personnel test Covid-19 positive in Tripura, state’s tally rises to 42

13 more BSF personnel test Covid-19 positive in Tripura, state’s tally rises to 42

This comes a day after 13 people, including two children, from BSF’s 138th battalion, headquartered at Ambassa in Dhalai district were found Covid-19 positive. All the cases recorded since May 2 are from the 138th battalion.

Thirteen new cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) were found in the Border Security Force’s (BSF’s) camp in Tripura’s Dhalai on Tuesday, taking the tally to 42 in the state.

This comes a day after 13 people, including two children, from BSF’s 138th battalion, headquartered at Ambassa in Dhalai district were found Covid-19 positive. All the cases recorded since May 2 are from the 138th battalion.

“ Alert ! 13 persons from138th-Bn #BSF Ambassa found #COVID19 POSITIVE today including 1 Mess worker. Total #COVID19 positive cases in #Tripura stands at 42 (2 already discharged, so active cases : 40). There is no POSITIVE case among civilians.

Don’t panic! #TripuraCOVID19Count,” Biplab Deb, Tripura’s chief minister tweeted late on Tuesday evening.

Additional chief secretary SK Rakesh said on Monday while speaking to reporters that some BSF troopers who came back to the state after their holiday in March end may have carried the virus with them.

Dhalai district has already been declared as a red zone. Jawaharnagar and the 3-km radius around it along with BSF’s Gandacherra base camp and Kareena Border Outpost in the district were marked as containment zones.

 

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