When the deadly Coronavirus is taking its toll high in the tiny northeastern state of Tripura, the government is trying to contain the spread of the virus through micromanagement by imposing Corona Curfew, declaring Containment Zones, door to door Survey and Rapid Antigen Tests in the areas where the positivity rate is high.
The tally of active cases in Tripura has now touched the 4561 marks while the total death toll has jumped to 438, when the state on Sunday recorded the highest ever single-day spike of positive cases (761) with ten deaths, according to an official report.
Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb-led Tripura government has made all-out efforts to improve the infrastructures to deal with any eventuality; the micromanagement formula is getting priority as a key tool to break the transmission chain.
The state government is equally focusing on the vaccination of people. "Chief Minister has laid stress on micromanagement of the of the COVID-19 situation, which includes the imposition of first night curfew and then full-fledged Corona Curfew, declaring Containment Zones, door-to-door Survey and Rapid Antigen Tests as well as home delivery of food packets to the low-income groups in the areas where the positivity rate is high rather than a total lockdown", an official said.
The micromanagement is not only giving a solid push to the Government's battle against the pandemic but also leaving a space for the financial activities to go on, the official said adding the government's focus on aggressive vaccination drive is also bringing positive results in terms of public safety.
A survey is being conducted under the Agartala Municipal Corporation areas and as much as 68,656 households have already been covered from May 14 last.In the wake of the alarming situation, a full-fledged Corona Curfew has been declared in Agartala Municipal Corporation areas under West Tripura district with effect from 5 am of Monday for ten days while six new containment zones have been declared in Panisagar, Amarpur and Ranir Bazar Bagar Panchayets and Kailashahar, Udaipur and Bishalgarh Municipal Councils as well as in two villages- Nagicherra and BSF Para, said Tripura Education Minister, Ratan Lal Nath.
A survey is being conducted under the Agartala Municipal Corporation areas and as much as 68,656 households have already been covered from May 14 last. Among them, a total of 1,181 tests were done on the people who were found symptomatic, out of which 251 samples were detected positive.
"After going through the reports, the health experts, doctors and administrative officials in a meeting on Saturday night strongly suggested for the Corona Curfew based on which the decision came on Sunday," Nath, who is also the cabinet spokesperson told Media.
While the situation had already turned grim, Covid infection among 36 children of two Orphanages appeared as a major concern for the Health authorities in recent times. However, the infected children are responding well in treatment. While fighting the battle, the Tripura Government also kept going on with its aggressive vaccination drive.
"The achievement for vaccination of Healthcare workers and frontline workers remained above 96 percent for the first dose and above 83 percent for the second shot, more than sixty percent senior citizens have already been administered the first dose and around 49 percent of them given the second jab," the minister said.
Meanwhile, the much-needed vaccination drive for the 18-45 age groups began with a limited stock of only 15,150 doses on April 13 last. Tripura has so far received 60,000 doses for vaccination of this age group while 9,245 people including priority groups have already been administered the first jab.