Tripura extends Corona Curfew in 9 areas witnessing rise in Covid cases
With wallet of Tripura together with capital Agartala continuing to expose a rise in Covid-19 instances, the authorities has extended the Corona Curfew for a week’s time in those 9 locations until July 9 starting Saturday.
Ranirbazar Municipal Council, Jirania Nagar Panchayat and Agartala Municipal Corporation in West District, Udaipur Municipal Council in Gomati District, Kailashahar Municipal Council in Unakoti district, Panisagar Nagar Panchayat and Dharmanagar Municipal Council in North District, Khowai Municipal Council in Khowai District and Belonia Municipal Council in South District are the regions were the curfew has been prolonged once more after it became imposed first on May sixteen this year in view of the surge in cases seen at the beginning of the second phase of infections.
The announcement comes on the heels of Central groups of individuals every being sent to 6 states inclusive of Tripura that collectively account for, on average, 36% of the daily Covid-19 cases seen throughout the country in the last week ending Friday. Kerala, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Manipur are the other 5 states. The teams will take inventory of availability of hospital beds, and of logistics including ambulances, ventilators, and medical oxygen and assess the penetration of Covid-19 vaccination drive, the Union health ministry stated on Friday. These 6 states have been requested to identify locations where the test positivity rate is above 10% or health center occupancy is higher than 60%, and clamp them with strict regulations for at least weeks.
409 new Covid-19 cases were detected in Tripura on Friday with deaths taking the tally to 682, as per official data. The positivity rate became 5.39% on Friday. 103 of the new cases are from West district; 56 from Unakoti district; 48 in South district; 47 in Dhalai district; 45 in Gomati district; 41 in North district; 36 in Khowai district; and 33 in Sepahijala district.
As on 7 am on Saturday more than 1.987 million people in Tripura have received the first dose of a Covid vaccine, while 608,325 beneficiaries have received both the doses, taking the total quantity of delivered doses to over 2.596 m. Over 1.eight million of those are in the 18- 45years age bracket, which is nearly 80% of the overall eligible population.