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Seventeen new COVID-19 cases were reported in Tripura on Saturday, taking the count in the state to 135.

The fresh COVID-19 cases were again found from BSF 86th battalion and 138th battalion at Ambassa in Dhalai district.

Chief minister Biplab Deb on Saturday night said in a tweet that 17 BSF personnel from 86th battalion at Ambassa in Dhalai district found positive on Saturday.

As many as 30 new COVID-19 cases—29 BSF jawans and a truck driver—were reported in Tripura on Friday.

Dhalai district has been declared a ”red zone” and three locations, including the headquarters of the 138th battalion of the BSF, a camp at Gandacherra village and the Kareena border outpost have been designated as containment zones.

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