AGARTALA: Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said the coming two months is an "agnipariksha" (litmus test) for the State as over 50,000 people residing outside the State including foreign countries will come back during this period. He urged the people to remain alert and to obey all the preventive measures.
Returning of people have already started and it will continue for the next two months. There is every possibility that some of them may return with coronavirus infection. The government is taking all measures to check each of the repatriates but to ensure total security, every citizen needs to be alert, he said.
The Chief Minister in a tweet made this appeal and it assumed special significance as over 4,000 returned during the last few days while many others are scheduled to come in the next few days.
Out of the returnees, four who were COVID positive, are undergoing treatment. All other returnees' along with their full family were asked to remain in home quarantine. "It is a question of public health and there is no question of any relaxation or compromise", Deb said.
The State government has already constituted committees in the panchayat and village levels to look after the proper compliance of the quarantine conditions. He also urged people residing in the neighbourhood of a person coming from outside to keep watch and to inform the administration about any violation. It is needed for the security of everyone, he said.