Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb tests positive for COVID-19, fear grips the state

Last Updated: Wednesday, 7 April 2021 (15:27 IST)
Agartala: Chief Minister Wednesday morning announced that he has been tested positive for Covid-19.

Last year, three of his family members were found tested positive but he was safe.
 
Deb in his Facebook wrote, “I have been tested positive for and I have isolated myself at home as per the advice of doctors. I request everyone to please follow all the Covid appropriate behaviour and stay safe.”
 
Panic gripped the state with the announcement of Chief Minister, as he had attended a large number of election rallies in the past few days across the state for Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (ADC) elections and closely interacted with thousands of people including all top bureaucrats in the civil secretariat and security personnel.
 
Yesterday, he had also joined a mega programme in front of Tripura University on the occasion of the celebration of BJP’s foundation day along with Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma, MLA Ramprasad Pal and many other leaders of the party.
 
Allegedly, in the election rallies, Chief Minister was seen closely interacting with the party supporters and citizens without wearing proper mask and several media reports criticising such activities of CM was published requesting him to maintain Covid safety protocol but those didn’t work.
 
With the second wave of Covid-19, so far 54 positive cases reported in the state in last four days and the state administration has issued alert and guidelines including panel provisions for any violation. No political leaders including Chief Minister and his cabinet colleagues did follow the guidelines that increased the risk in manifolds.
 
According to report, second-time infection of Covid-19 has also been found in the state. (UNI)