AGARTALA: Number of coronavirus infection in Bangladesh is multiplying every day and the count of total infected persons has already crossed ten thousand out of which 182 have died. This growing trend of infection in the neighbouring country is causing serious concern in Tripura as several incidents of infiltration have been reported during the last few days despite the authority's claim of total sealing the border.
According to official reports released by the Bangladesh Health Department, the number of affected persons were 5,416 on April 26 and got doubled within seven days when the total affected persons reached 10,143 on May 4. Six hundred eighty-eight people were affected in the last 24 hours which is the highest growth in a day since the outbreak of the disease.
The number of deaths is also increasing and already reached 182 on May 4 and another 1,210 got cured.
It is said that the general trend of violating lockdown restrictions, gossiping in the locality and free mixing are the main reasons for the high rate of coronavirus infection in the country. Amid such a grim situation, the concerned people are presuming further deterioration as the government has decided to relax lockdown restrictions from May 10 due to forthcoming Id-ul-Fitar. The Council Of Ministers have already approved the proposal. As per the order, all the shops and shopping malls will remain open till 4 pm from May 10 obeying all lockdown norms.
The growing trend and the government's lenient views caused serious concern in this side of the border as there is several reports of infiltrations from across the border. Many people are questioning the government's claim about sealing the border and Tripura Pradesh Congress president Pijush Kanti Biswas demanded a high-level investigation over the matter.