by NEWSNER , 2021-04-23 11:09:25
Thirty-one COVID-19 positive patients today fled from a temporary care centre in Tripura. The police have launched a massive search to trace the patients, belonging to three states, officials said.
The day before, the state government had imposed a seven-hour night curfew from 10 pm to 5 am in Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) area from Thursday onwards for an indefinite period to contain the spread of COVID-19.
The patients, housed at Covid care centre of Panchayat Raj Training Institute at Arundhuti Nagar on the outskirts of the capital city Agartala, escaped early morning, said police sources.
A health official said that the 31 people - from Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan - had come to Tripura to attend the interview for the recruitment as a rifleman in the Tripura State Rifles (TSR).
CommentsHowever, the Tripura government postponed the outdoor and physical tests of the recruitment amid a surge in Covid cases.