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129 people return to Tripura from Bangladesh

India’s High Commissioner Riva Ganguly Das escorted the residents till the checkpost, where they were received by Lok Sabha Member Pratima Bhowmik and senior State government officials.

One hundred and twenty-nine people, who were stranded in Bangladesh because of the travel restrictions, were brought to Tripura through the Agartala integrated checkpost on Thursday. After completion of immigration formalities, they were taken to a quarantine facility near Agartala.

India’s High Commissioner Riva Ganguly Das escorted the residents till the checkpost, where they were received by Lok Sabha Member Pratima Bhowmik and senior State government officials. Ms. Bhowmik handed over face masks and sanitisers to Ms. Ganguly for distribution among the staff members of the High Commission in Dhaka. The High Commissioner later in a tweet thanked Ms Bhowmik for ‘generous gift of masks and sanitizers’.

Ms. Ganguly told journalists that 230 stranded persons from Tripura, Assam, Manipur and Meghalaya were returning through three checkpoints on Thursday. She said the repatriation of Indian citizens from Bangladesh was going on without difficulty.

Tripura is also expecting the return of 40 people on June 2 from Kuwait and a few other countries in the Middle East. Those coming from foreign countries would be housed in institutional quarantine centres, Minister Ratan Lal Nath said. A decision on sending them to home quarantine would depend on test results.

The COVID-19 cases in Tripura surged over the past five weeks to 242.

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