The state authorities has determined to begin whole-genome sequencing (WGS) for Covid-19 in Tripura within the wake of the menace from the Omicron variant.

A press assertion issued by the Division of Data and Cultural Affairs (ICA) Saturday stated that WGS providers would start on the Govind Ballabh Pant (GBP) Hospital by February subsequent 12 months.

“The WGS is used for testing Omicron circumstances. We don’t at present have this facility in Tripura. Check samples are actually despatched to the Nationwide Institute of Organic and Molecular Research at Kalyani in West Bengal. Our well being division has taken crucial initiatives to begin this facility on the GBP Hospital by February subsequent 12 months”, ICA Minister Sushanta Chowdhury stated.

The minister, nevertheless, stated that as no Omicron case has been detected in Tripura but, the federal government doesn’t have any plan to renew night time curfew or different restrictive measures on public motion. However Chowdhury urged individuals to put on face masks always and keep Covid-19 tips.

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As per studies, 33 out of 69 individuals who just lately returned from overseas nations to Tripura have been examined for Omicron and 31 have examined unfavourable. Two samples are but to reach.

The state director for the Nationwide Well being Mission, Dr Siddhartha Shiv Jaiswal, has urged individuals to take their second doses of the Covid-19 vaccine on the earliest.

Speaking in regards to the problem, Opposition chief Manik Sarkar stated that the federal government ought to take the initiative to convey the WGS machine as quickly as attainable.

“They need to seek the advice of with the Centre and produce the machine right here on the earliest. We have now environment friendly lab technicians who might assist on this case,” he stated.

Reacting to the attainable tightening of Covid-19 tips, state Trinamool Congress (TMC) convener Subal Bhowmik alleged that restrictions can be put in place within the New 12 months for the reason that get together’s nationwide normal secretary Abhishek Banerjee is scheduled to go to Tripura in January.

“The Left events held a gathering at Agartala, the CM is holding Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsava… conferences are being held at Khumulwng, Christmas is being noticed, the New 12 months can be noticed quickly, however there isn’t any Covid-19 restriction now. However as Abhishek Banerjee can be coming to Tripura in January and we’re scheduled to carry Raj Bhawan Abhiyan on January 5, the state authorities is planning to tighten Covid-19 protocols,” Bhowmik stated.

He stated that if the Covid-19 state of affairs is certainly worsening, the CM ought to cease individuals from congregating at Ambassa to look at Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.

A BJP spokesperson rubbished the allegations and accused the TMC of creating baseless allegations to politicize a public well being problem.

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