10 more Nizamuddin Markaz attendees who returned to Tripura on March 18 have been put in facility quarantine in Tripura Credit: Representational image

Agartala: The Tripura health department has traced 10 more Nizamuddin Markaz attendees who returned to Tripura on March 18. They have been placed in quarantine with their family members where they had stayed since their return, informed health secretary Debashish Basu.

Speaking with reporters, Dr Deep Kumar Debbarma, nodal officer for COVID-19 in Tripura, said that they received information about their presence on the outskirts of Agartala.

“The team of medical and police department visited the house and after interaction with the family members, 16 people, including 10 residents of Mumbai and six members of the house, were taken in facility quarantine. The samples were taken for a test in Agartala Government Medical College (AGMC) and the reports were negative,” Debbarma said.

A total of 50 Nizamuddin Markaz attendees were traced in Tripura and all the samples have tested negative so far.

He also said that the two Tripura residents, who tested positive at Bikaner in Rajasthan, are in facility quarantine and their health condition is said to be stable.

“They are stable now and are admitted in facility quarantine at the Bikaner government medical hospital. A team of Tripura medical team had also visited the house of the duo at Boxanagar in Sepahijala district to get more information on their travel history,” Debbarma said.

The team found that the duo had not returned to Tripura after March 5 when they left for Delhi’s Nizamuddin Markaz. However, the family members are kept under surveillance of the medical team.

A total of 4,782 travelers are under home quarantine and 128 are in facility quarantine. The health department has also tested 191 samples which came negative, while 4,954 travelers have completed the 14 days’ observation period.

The health secretary also informed that the working group, which is formed to look after those stranded in different parts of the country, has so far traced 422 persons and initiative to provide them aid has been taken by the state government.

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