Tripura government has decided to impose 14 days ‘Corona curfew’ in Agartala Muncipal Corporation(AMC) areas from Monday(May 17,2021) due to rising cases of Covid-19.
The district which comprises a large part of AMC has reported 502 cases out of the total 1,001 positive cases in the last two days which is worsening.
The AMC has a total of 49 wards with a population of around 6 lakh people.
Earlier on May 12, the West district administration declared ward numbers 5, 21 and 46 of Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) as containment zones given the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
Director of Family Welfare and Preventive Medicine, Dr Radha Debbarma said that around 36 children living at Jawahar Lal Nehru Balika Niwas in Abhoynagar have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.
The children who have tested positive are aging between 5 to 13 years.
“All of them are asymptomatic and have no sign of being positive for the virus. Since they are stable so they will stay at home and when they will require further treatment they will be shifted to the care centers,” Debbarma said.
On Saturday, Tripura reported 449 positive cases and two deaths. At present, there are 4,102 active cases.