A health team member conducting survey as part of program to contain COVID-19 virus

Agartala: The state health department on the first day of the door-to-door survey covered a total of 1,59,854 households and collected a total of 2,271 samples among the 4,728 identified persons across the state.

Taking to twitter chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb wrote, “I thank all the people of Tripura for their spontaneous response on the first day of three-day lockdown announced by the government to contain the spread of COVID19. I also appreciate the efforts of COVID-19 warriors and the entire administration.”

The survey team covered a total of 2,013 symptomatic persons, 1,535 persons with comorbidity and symptoms and 1,180 person who were under home quarantine.

“As part of the week-long mega door-to-door survey, the combined teams of healthcare and Asha workers screened a total 1,59,854 houses on the first day and collected samples of 2271 among 4728 identified persons. Among them, 90 people have been found COVID19 positive,” Deb wrote.

The state government has formed a total of 4,582 survey teams and 596 testing teams to conduct the survey across the state. On Monday, out of the total tested samples as part of the week-long programme, 90 persons tested positive for the virus, while a total 147 tested positive across the state.

Meanwhile, the survey team faced obstacles while conducting the survey in Gandacherra subdivision on the first day. The survey team was prevented from entering into Dhan Hari Para of ADC village under Raishyabari block.

Villagers preventing health team from entering into the village to conduct survey for COVID-19

A group of villagers comprising mostly women blockade the road connecting their village to stop the medical team from entering into their village.

Upon receiving the information, the officer in-charge of Raishyabari police station, Ajit Debbarma, rushed to the spot.

However, even after several attempts the police failed to make the agitating women understand the purpose of the survey and testing.

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