As many as 36 children in an orphanage in Tripura have tested positive for COVID-19.
36 girls were tested positive for COVID-19 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Valika Niwas in Agartala.
The Jawaharlal Nehru Valika Niwas in Agartala is a government-run orphanage.
The girls who tested positive for COVID-19 are aged between 7 and 16.
The girls of the orphanage are now kept in isolation and their health condition is stable, stated a health official.
With cases now emerging among children, the Tripura Government has decided to impose stricter measures from Monday.
In view of rising Covid19 cases, the Tripura government has decided to impose curfew in the Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) areas with effect from 5 am on May 17 for the next 14 days.
Speaking to Northeast Now on Saturday evening, a high-level source from the State Secretariat on condition of anonymity said the State Executive Committee decided to impose curfew in all the wards of AMC to combat the spread of Covid19.
“The spread of the virus has become a cause of concern as the graph of the West Tripura district shows more than 70% of cases in the last 15 days. The district which comprises a large part of AMC has reported 502 cases out of the total 1,001 positive cases in the last two days, which is alarming,” the source said.
The AMC has a total of 49 wards with a population of around 6 lakh people.