Tripura government on Monday declared five COVID19 Care Centres in five districts.
Tripura education minister Ratan Lal Nath also said two more COVID19 Care Centres (CCC) in two more districts will be declared soon.
The five COVID19 Care Centres have been declared in Gomoti, South Tripura, Khowai, Dhalai and North Tripura district.
Each of these COVID19 Centres has 10 beds, except in Dhalai district where the centre has 50 beds.
Three days back, the Tripura government declared a youth hostel – Bhagat Singh Yuba Awas – as a COVID Care Centre with 300 beds.
On Sunday, the locals staged protest against the government’s decision to convert the youth hostel into a COVID19 Care Centre.
On Monday, minister Nath said, “Till date, 9,594 samples have been tested for COVID19 in Tripura. Out of these, 152 samples have tested positive while 9,442 have tested negative.”
The minister also said on average as per million, Tripura has conducted the highest number of tests.
In the national level, the position of Tripura is fifth in conducting COVID19 tests per million, Nath claimed.
He also said, on Tuesday evening, a train from Bengaluru will arrive at Agartala with 1,200 passengers.
The passengers are the stranded people who stuck in Karnataka due to lockdown.
This will be the first passenger train to enter Agartala after announcement of the nationwide lockdown.
Minister Nath informed that every passenger will be screened at the Agartala railway station.
“Every person’s sample will be collected from the railway station. Those who will be found with COVID19 symptoms, they will be sent to institutional quarantine and the others will be sent for 14-day home quarantine,” said Nath.
The government will have to arrange 2,250 beds for institutional quarantine of those who are coming to Tripura from other states, he added.