The Tripura government is considering imposing new restrictions on the New Year in the face of the threat of Omicron transmission in the region, according to ANI.
The decision was made in accordance with the guidelines of the Center in the States to increase surveillance.
Although no cases of Omicron have been detected in Tripura, the state government has decided to install a genome sequencing machine in the state to speed up its efforts to contain the spread of the new variant of COVID-19, which was first detected. in South Africa.
At a news conference, Tripura Cabinet spokeswoman Sushanta Chowdhury said on Friday that Biplab Chief Minister Kumar Deb chaired a crucial review meeting to understand the situation.
“After receiving the new guidelines from the Center, we held a review meeting. There is reason to panic, as we have no case of Omicron here in the state,” he said.
He told reporters that about 69 people were coming from foreign countries and among them samples of hyssop had been collected from 33 people. Fortunately, 31 samples showed negative results and reports of two cases were still pending.
“We performed the RT-PCR test during COVID-19. And for Omicron we have to do the genome sequencing test. We currently have no configuration for this and therefore we depend on biological and molecular studies in West Bengal. “We will install the machine at GB Pant Hospital in February for the genome sequencing test,” he said.
“We want to call on each and every citizen of the state to abide by the guidelines. We are able to fight Omicron as the infrastructure is sufficient. Strict measures will be taken and any unnecessary overcrowding will be avoided,” he said. added. the minister told the media.
Meanwhile, the director of the Tripura National Health Mission, Siddharth Singh Jaiswal, said that 4.20 thousand people had not yet received vaccines, while a total of 3.91 thousand people did not receive the second dose even after the prescribed period of time has elapsed.
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