Guwahati: Much tension and panic prevailed in Sabroom in Tripura after a mentally challenged man tried to enter India. Situation escalated between the Border Security (BSF) and Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB). The Indian side accused the Bangladesh forces of letting the man cross over to the Indian side by letting him cross the river Feni. The tension escalated and a flag meeting was organised between the two sides. The Bangladesh side refused to take the man back. The Indian side then brought him to its border out-post (BOP) ad provided food and shelter.
Meanwhile, an ambulance driver who came to Tripura from Chennai has tested coronavirus positive. Education and law minister of Tripura Ratan Lal Nathtold reporters, "The infected driver is not in Tripura now. He left the state on April 28 and is now in Siliguri." This information has been passed to the Bengal government, he said. The driver along with another driver had brought five passengers to the state from Chennai. One driver whose sample was collected on April 28 and the results of the sample which came out today is positive but rest all have tested negative. The arrivals are all in quarantine facility and their health is being monitored. informed the minister.
Also, in a major step to tame the coronavirus, a mobile COVID-19 sample collection kiosk has been designed under the Agartala Smart City project and if successful, more such kiosks would be developed, top officials said on Wednesday.
The newly designed mobile kiosk, first in the eastern and the Northeast, was handed over to the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of West Tripura district on Tuesday and it already started collection of samples of the people.