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    Tripura Becomes Coronavirus-Free After 2nd Patient Tests Negative

    A few days later, a 32-year-old trooper in the 13th Battalion of TSR, the state’s counter-insurgency force, was tested positive for COVID-19

    After Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said the state has become free from novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease after its second patient tested negative.

    The patient, a Tripura State Rifles (TSR) jawan, tested negative on April 23rd, 2020. The jawan will be tested on April 24th, 2020. If reports come negative, he will be released from the hospital.

    “ …The second corona patient of Tripura has been found NEGATIVE after consecutive tests. Hence, our State has become Corona free. I request everyone to maintain Social distancing and follow Government guidelines. Stay Home Stay Safe,” Deb tweeted.

    Tripura’s first COVID-19 patient – a woman – was released from the hospital on April 16th, 2020 after she was found negative following consecutive tests. She was tested positive on April 6th, 2020.

    A few days later, a 32-year-old trooper in the 13th Battalion of TSR, the state’s counter-insurgency force, was tested positive for COVID-19.

    Following the Health Ministry’s directives, the Tripura government decided to impose penalties for spitting and urinating in public places.

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