Tripura to strengthen COVID-19 restrictions.
Former Tripura Chief Minister and Chief of the Opposition Manik Sarkar has demanded the instant organising of kit for entire genome sequence (WGS) to detect the Omicron variant of COVID-19 virus. The demand comes after the State Authorities issued an alert to strengthen restrictions and tips from December 29 to stop the unfold of the virus.
State’s Data Minister Sushanta Chowdhury mentioned the choice to implement restrictions was taken after a well being advisory from the Union Authorities. He mentioned that the WGS facility can be put in on the GBP Hospital right here newest by February to detect the Omicron variant.
At current, samples for suspected Omicron circumstances are being despatched to the Nationwide Institute of Organic and Molecular Research in West Bengal’s Kalyani. It takes not less than per week to get a take a look at report.
Mr. Sarkar, nevertheless, demanded instant set up of the WGS facility as “Omicron has already posed a worldwide menace”. “We’ve got to be very cautious as 4 lakh 20 thousand grownup residents of the State are but to obtain a second dose of vaccine,” he informed mediapersons.
There “shouldn’t be repetition of laxity in measures” to examine the pandemic, he mentioned.
In the meantime, well being officers mentioned the State with a inhabitants of slightly over 3.5 million recorded 85,003 COVID-19 circumstances until Saturday. Up to now, 826 contaminated folks have died.