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40 Reangs crossing into Tripura from Mizoram tested negative for Coronavirus

40 Reangs crossing into Tripura from Mizoram tested negative for Coronavirus

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  19 April 2020 4:24 AM GMT

A Correspondent

Agartala: Easing the tension over the possible spread of coronavirus in Kanchanpur sub-division in Tripura, all the 40 Reangs who came from Mizoram and now are residing in quarantine, were tested negative. However, the how they crossed the heavily guarded inert-State border still remains a mystery and the Tripura Police has taken up the matter with its Mizoram counterparts.

Official sources confirmed that these people are residents of Naisinghpara Reang refugee camp and went to Mizoram a few days ago and got stranded due to lockdown. It is learned that they came to the border near Sabual by car and then using the jungle roads, entered Tripura.

In view of the coronavirus threat, the Tripura police took up the matter and decided to intensify vigil along the Tripura-Mizoram border. This region is considered sensitive as recently a coronavirus positive case has been found in Damcherra bordering Mizoram. One case has been detected in Mizoram also. Keeping in mind the situation, the State governments of Tripura and Mizoram have decided to strengthen vigil along the border to prevent all trans-border movements.

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