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All Tablighi Jamaat returnees test negative for Covid-19, says Tripura CM

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By PTI Updated: Apr 03, 2020 10:39 pm
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Agartala, April 3 (PTI): Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Friday said the 32 people of the state, who attended the congregation at Nizamuddin in Delhi were sent to quarantine and all of them have tested negative for Covid-19.

Altogether 32 people from Tripura attended the congregation of Tablighi Jamaat at Nizamuddin in Delhi last month.

“Those who visited Nizamuddin event were sent to quarantine and examined, but all of them had come out coronavirus negative. However, we have decided to re-examine them, Deb said in a video message that was circulated by the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) on Friday.

Not a single case of Covid-19 has been detected in Tripura till date, officials said on Friday.

The 32 people who were present at the congregation and 40 members of their families were placed in a quarantine facility, Nodal officer for coronavirus in Tripura, Deep Debbarma said.

The chief minister said Tripura’s border with Assam has been sealed to stop the entry of people from outside but vehicles carrying essential commodities would be allowed to enter after proper screening.

Deb called upon the leaders of all religions including Hindu, Muslim and Christian to create awareness about social distancing among their followers.

Deb said his government has taken a number of steps to ensure that medicines of blood pressure, dialysis, cancer, tuberculosis and other medicines were available in hospitals and local markets.

The chief minister asked the people to send him proposals about how the government could tide over the loss that the state would incur due to the lockdown.

“After the lockdown would be withdrawn we will have to think about how we can tide over the losses. I would ask people to share their ideas about how the government can face the post lockdown situation. You can send your ideas to the chief minister’s office by mail or Whatsapp,” Deb said.

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By PTI Updated: Apr 03, 2020 10:39:25 pm
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