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    Over 100 BSF Troopers Test COVID-19 Positive In Tripura; Assam Tally Rises To 62

    Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said out of the three new positive cases is an ambulance driver, who drove two women from Mumbai

    Another 17 Border Security Force (BSF) troopers tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on May 9th, 2020.

    With this, the total number of COVID-19 positive case among the paramilitary jawans and their kin in Tripura climbed to 132 in the past eight days.

    Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb tweeted that 17 cases were detected in BSF’s 86th Battalion headquartered in Ambassa, the district headquarters of Dhalai, on May 9th, 2020.

    Deb also mentioned that no civilian living near the BSF battalion headquarters was found positive yet.

    The total number of COVID-19 cases in Tripura stands at 136 out of which two have recovered and two others have been transferred.

    Since April 2nd, 2020, 132 from two battalions of BSF – 86th battalion and 138th battalion stationed at Ambassa – have tested positive for the highly contagious disease.

    The headquarters of 86th and 138th Battalions at Ambassa have been declared ‘Red Zone’ by the Union Health Ministry.

    On the other hand, three more COVID-19 cases were detected in Assam, taking the state tally to 62. Two women tested positive for the deadly infection in Jorhat district.

    Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said out of the three new positive cases is an ambulance driver, who drove two women from Mumbai.

    “Actually the driver left for Mumbai and we allow him to go as he was asymptotic. Now on our request he has been stopped in Bihar for hospitalisation,” Sarma wrote on Twitter.

    He added, “That ambulance entered assam with proper permission to bring back one blood cancer patient from Jorhat who happens to be son of one of the +patient. We do not have Covid-19 testing facilities in our border.”

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