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AAI to implement compulsory sample collection for the Covid-19 virus in Agartala Aiport

To contend with the deadly Covid-19 virus, the Airport Authority of India (AAI)
enforces compulsory sample collection for the virus test for all passengers who
visit Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport of Agartala from other states. The authority
has also updated their medical terms and increased the frequency of cleaning
and disposal of wastes.

The officials said that so far five flights are flying from Agartala among which
one is flying between Agartala and Delhi, and the medical staff used to collect
the samples on a random basis of 1:5 ratio.

On a meeting held yesterday, the authority decided to deploy more medical
staff for collecting swabs of each passenger arriving in the airport and take
necessary precautions to prevent the entry of the virus in the state. They are also
to introduce touchless ticket screening systems in the airport to avoid physical
or any direct contact between the passengers and airport staff.

As of June 27, the total number of confirmed COVID 19 cases in Tripura was
1,339 among which 1,078 cases have been recovered. The state now lies on
3rd position in the list of Recovery Rate with 78.6%.

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