Agartala: In a move to ease the difficulties of families who are under home isolation and are economically weak, the state government has decided to provide free dry ration for ten days.
“Each family will receive dry ration consisting of 16 kg of rice, 2.4 kg pulses, 2.8 kg potatoes, 1 kg soybeans, 40 whole egg, 200 gm salt, 0.8 litre cooking oil and 120 gm of turmeric which would cost Rs 144 per family of four members amounting a total of Rs 1,440 per family for 10 days”, announced CM, Biplab Kumar Deb.
Currently 1,532 families are undergoing treatment in home isolation after testing positive across all eight districts of the state.
Deb also said that due to the carelessness of citizens, the state has seen a sudden surge in novel coronavirus cases. “I appeal to the citizens to maintain social distancing and wear a face mask. The markets would be shifted to open space once again to ensure no mass gathering takes place”, Deb added.
Meanwhile, the health department is likely to conduct a fresh door-to-door survey in a number of wards under West Tripura district after more than 100 persons tested positive for the virus in the last week.
The wards in which the people have tested positive are ward number—4,5,12,20,26,40,46 under Agartala Municipal Corporation.
The health department will conduct a door-to-door survey in all the houses to ensure that there is no further spread of the virus.
Data also revealed that of the total deaths so far 46 of them are from West Tripura district. This includes 26 per cent people from between 61-70 years age group, while 50 per cent of them were diabetic patients.
Meanwhile, five more succumbed to novel coronavirus taking the death toll to 94 deaths with 7,037 recovered cases so far.
A total of 2,62,409 samples have been collected, out of which 2,61,374 were tested and 10,876 persons have tested positive for the virus, with 3,726 active cases.
The positivity rate stands at 3.99 percent, test per million at 65,383 while the recovery rate stands at 67.55 percent and mortality rate at 0.89 percent.