AGARTALA: Life in Dhalai district of Tripura has come to a total halt after the large-scale detection of the coronavirus positive cases till Tuesday. This district -- earlier categorized as a 'Green Zone' has been now re-categorized as a 'Red Zone'. There is a fear psychosis among the people in the district; and the Ambassa and Gandachera areas wear a deserted look. People are not coming out of their homes and all shops and markets are closed.
However, State Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath has said that there is no reason to panic as the swab samples of 26 persons of these areas tested negative.
The government has also taken some steps to supply essential commodities, medicines and foods among the public here. Meanwhile, the BSF (Border Security Force) has already initiated an investigation to find out the reasons behind mass infection of jawans of the 183 bn BSF camp located at Jawahar Nagar in Dhalai district. Till Tuesday, the total number of COVID-infected persons reached 42 in Tripura. Of them, two patients have been cured and released from hospital. Principal Secretary to the Government of Tripura, BK Sahu had in a letter to the Inspector General of the BSF sought an investigation the reasons for the mass infection in the camp and to submit a report. Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb had earlier expressed dissatisfaction over the incident and also discussed the matter with the Prime Minister and the Union Home Minister.
The total number of infected persons in the BSF camp reached 40 after another 13, including a mess worker, were found positive. All of them are being treated in GB Hospital here and will be shifted to the BSF hospital in their Frontier headquarter at Sal Bagan.