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    Tripura imposes ‘Corona Curfew’ in AMC areas for 14 days

    Earlier, the West district administration declared ward numbers 5, 21 and 46 of Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) as containment zones.

    Abhijit Nath

    Agartala: Considering the havoc situation with the rise in COVID-19 positive cases, the Tripura government has decided to impose a ‘Corona curfew’ in Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) areas from Monday (May 17, 2021) 5 AM for the next 14 days.

    Speaking with TIME8, a high-level source from the state secretariat in the condition of anonymity informed that the State Executive Committee had decided to impose ‘corona curfew’ in all the wards of AMC aiming to combat the spread of novel COVID-19.

    “The spread of the virus is concerning as the graph of the West Tripura district shows that more than 70 percent 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 worsening,” the source said.

    The AMC has a total of 49 wards with a population of around 6 lakh people.   

    Earlier on May 12, the West district administration declared ward numbers 5, 21 and 46 of Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) as containment zones given the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

    “A detailed guideline in this regard will be issued by the chief secretary Manoj Kumar with the Standard Operating Protocols (SOP) and exemptions of services,” the source added.

    Director of Family Welfare and Preventive Medicine, Dr Radha Debbarma said that around 36 children living at Jawahar Lal Nehru Balika Niwas in Abhoynagar have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

    The children who have tested positive are aging between 5 to 13 years.

    “All of them are asymptomatic and have no sign of being positive for the virus. Since they are stable so they will stay at home and when they will require further treatment they will be shifted the care centers,” Debbarma said.

    On Saturday, Tripura reported 449 positive cases and two deaths. At present there are 4,102 active cases.

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