Twelve more 12 BSF jawans tested positive for COVID-19 in Tripura on Sunday evening, taking the total number of such cases in the state to 16.
Tripura chief minister Biplab Kr Deb on Sunday night confirmed the new cases and said the government is working for the safety of the people.
“12 persons from 138th # BSF unit Ambassa found #COVID-19 positive. Total #COVID19 positive cases in Tripura stands at 16 (2 already discharged, so active cases : 14),” Deb said in a tweet.
He said that the Government has already arranged proper medical facilities at the BSF unit in Ambassa.
“Team of specialised doctors is taking proper care of the patients. I pray for their speedy recovery,” Deb said in a facebook post.
“Don’t panic, follow the Government guidelines. Stay Home and be safe. We are working vigilantly for your safety,” he added.
Total #COVID19 positive cases in Tripura stands at 16 (2 already discharged, so active cases : 14)
Don't panic, follow the Gov't guidelines. We are working vigilantly for your safety.#TripuraCOVID19Count
— Biplab Kumar Deb (@BjpBiplab) May 3, 2020
On Saturday, two BSF jawans from Ambassa unit at Jahar Nagar in Tripura’s Dhalai district was found positive.
With 12 fresh cases, the total number of positive patients in the state now stands at 16.
Tripura was declared coronavirus-free State on April 23, after last of its COVID-19 patient was cured and discharged.
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.