The Tripura Authorities has written to the Border Safety Drive (BSF) at this time asking for an inquiry into the supply of the unfold of the novel coronavirus in one in every of its battalion headquarters within the state. The state authorities has additionally requested the BSF concerning the measures it had taken to comprise the contagion to stop it from getting transmitted to folks residing within the neighborhood of the BSF unit.
The letter, a duplicate of which has been accessed by NDTV, comes shut on the heels of the spike within the COVID-19 case in Tripura. Since Saturday, 36 personnel from the border guarding pressure have examined constructive for the virus.
The spouse of a BSF jawan, two kids and a large number employee within the headquarters have additionally examined COVID-19 constructive.
Swab samples of 88 personnel and their members of the family within the camp, who got here in contact with the contaminated, have been taken on Tuesday.
Greater than every week earlier than the emergence of instances from the BSF unit, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb had declared the state “corona free”.
After the experiences of infections, the battalion headquarters, ahead admin base and border outpost have been declared as containment zones, in keeping with sources.
Since Saturday, 40 folks from the BSF base, together with 36 jawans have examined constructive for the virus.
In line with the above-mentioned sources, the personnel from completely different ranges of the BSF deployment in Dhalai district — 138 battalion headquarters in Ambassa, ahead admin base in Gandacherra and a distant border outpost named Karina – have examined constructive .
Dhalai district, a inexperienced zone until final Friday, has been declared a Pink Zone publish the emergence of contemporary COVID-19 instances.
Tripura shares a 856 km lengthy border with Bangladesh and BSF mans this border. On the opposite facet of the border in Bangladesh, greater than 10 thousand folks have been contaminated with coronavirus and 180 have died because of the illness.
Amid the lockdown, when the worldwide border has been sealed, the BSF had stepped up its vigil and males on the border as there have been a couple of situations of suspected Bangladeshis attempting to sneak into India, the sources additional added.
In line with experiences, the well being division has put over 1,028 folks in several quarantine facilities and a complete of 5820 samples have been examined.
Tripura has 42 coronavirus instances, of which two folks have been discharged publish restoration.