Twelve BSF troopers in Tripura tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday a day after two others from the same battalion tested positive, officials said.
Tripura now has 14 active Covid-19 cases.
All of them were from 138th Battalion of BSF, Ambassa unit in Dhalai District. Out of eight districts of Tripura, two districts – Gomati and North are in orange zone.
Tripura stands at 16 and among them two persons were already discharged, so active cases are now 14, said Chief Minister in his tweet message.
Tripura chief minister, Biplab Kumar Deb tweeted, “12 persons from 138th #BSF unit Ambassa found #COVID19 positive. Total #COVID19 positive cases in Tripura stands at 16 (2 already discharged, so active cases: 14) don’t panic, follow the Gov’t guidelines. We are working vigilantly for your safety. Government has already arranged proper medical facilities at the Unit in Ambassa. Team of specialised doctors is taking proper care of the patients”.
A senior BSF officer said that the first of the two infected persons belonged to Assam and he has been suffering from some ailments after he returned to Tripura from his hometown in Sivasagar district in Assam on March 11.