Social and political events are responsible for cush in coronavirus cases in Agartala
By Bhumika Bansal
The survey done by the administration of West Tripura district from which Agartala is a part showed that COVID-19 ratio started increasing from August 17. Recently, 400 patients are caught under home isolation in the district and 1,674 of them are in the state capital.
The Social events and political rallies have given a rise in COVID-19 cases in Tripura capital after the lockdown was removed on August 5, a study run by the state government. The survey was done by the administration of West Tripura district for which Agartala is a part, observed from COVID-19 tally started from August 17.
"The lockdown was removed on August 5. We noticed that the COVID-19 cases were increasing from August 17, and a sharp growth was noticed from August 26”, West Tripura District Magistrate Sailesh Kumar Yadav quoted on Saturday, that several public gatherings, ceremonies and religious events were held nearby despite the lockdown.
People were eased and they did not follow the health safety norms, he stated. "This is the main cause behind the increase in the ratio for COVID-19 cases in the district, mainly in Agartala," Yadav stated Recently 2,400 patients have been caught under home isolation in the district and 1,674 of them in the state capital. They are being provided with free ration. The Area management has started the mapping of the covid19 patients to deal with the situation and recognized 10 wards under the Agartala Municipal Corporation to conduct more tests.
"We invigilate around 700 tests daily on this pandemic. We have identified three hotspot areas in Agartala," he stated. Procrastination in visiting hospitals are one of the reasons for increased deaths, he added.