“The 37 persons who were placed under observation and were thought to be infected with coronavirus, have tested negative,” said Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb.

Deb was addressing the media in Agartala on Friday night where he assured that there have been no confirmed cases of coronavirus in the state.

“The 37 persons, who came to the state ever since an alert was sounded in the wake of coronavirus outbreak, tested negative for COVID-19,” the CM said.

“Even though no positive cases have been reported yet, however, we are not taking any chances and we are closely monitoring the situation,” the CM added.

He further said that the government has taken a number of precautionary measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

“Every district magistrate (DM) has been asked to be on high alert and we have urged them to stay vigilant and spread awareness on the steps needed to take protect oneself from being infected by COVID-19,” Deb said.

“The DMs have been asked to take every possible step in generating awareness on the preventive measures to be taken. I request all, don’t panic,” Deb added.

“Moreover, to raise awareness among the citizens we shall distribute leaflets in every part of the state in regional languages. The leaflets will include awareness notes on COVId-19,” Deb added.

He also informed that the state government has created two isolation units and set up four quarantine camps in four districts.

“There is absolutely no need to be worried over the coronavirus spread. The state has taken all possible measures to prevent the deadly disease”, he said.

Deb further informed that every border check post except Akhaura check-post have been closed and the India-Bangla border in Tripura has been sealed.

“Over 150 doctors have been imparted training on how to deal with coronavirus patients,” the CM further informed.

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