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Tripura allows passengers with Covid negative report prior to 72 hrs of journey

At present 10 per cent of the total passengers coming from outside by air or railway have been randomly tested for Covid-19

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Agartala: Tripura government has made negative Covid test report compulsory for the outsiders entering into the state from April 24 next. Entry of the traveller of air, railway or road transport would be allowed in the state if he/she carried a negative report for Covid, to be tested 72 hours before the journey.
The Director of Health, Family Welfare and Preventive Medicine, Dr Radha Debbarma said, “Negative test report for Covid-19 done by RT-PCR, True NAT or CBNAAT of 72 hours prior to journey is required for entry into the state through airport, railway stations, inter-state borders and integrated checkpost. Otherwise, the concerned passengers will undergo testing at the entry point and has to remain in isolation until test report comes negative.”
At present 10 per cent of the total passengers coming from outside by air or railway have been randomly tested for Covid-19. However, the test is made mandatory for passengers travelling from Maharashtra. With the surge of Covid cases in the second wave, the state government has undertaken several measures including penal action and fine for not wearing masks and imposed night curfew to prevent the spread.
The health officials stated that as of now around 549 people have been Covid infected in the last three weeks after the second wave has started and most of them are having a travel history. However, there were only three cases of death reported due to coronavirus during the period. The top officials of the health department reviewed the situation last evening and decided to employ stringent steps to deal with the situation.
Meanwhile, the Director-General of Tripura Police VS Yadav was shifted to hospital after he was feeling uncomfortable.
Yadav was tested Covid positive ten days ago soon after Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb and Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma were Covid positive. He has been treated at home but after ten days when he was found to have remained positive, the family has shifted him to the hospital.

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