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Rising number of COVID-19 cases in Birpara

Birpara July 21: Another person infected with corona in Birpara of Alipurduar district.  On Monday, the saliva test report of a person in the Birpara market came positive. This has been informed by the Madarihat Birpara Block Health Department.

According to the sources, the infected person is a businessman. He lived at Bhanunagar and Birpara market area and has no travel history. Recently, he had his saliva samples tested, the report of which arrived last night. He was then rushed to COVID Hospital after he was tested covid positive. Access roads have already been closed in two places where the infected person used to live.

Incidentally, five people have been infected with corona in Birpara since July.  Madarihat Block Health Officer Debajyoti Chakraborty said another person had been infected with corona in Birpara. Necessary steps are being taken.

Meanwhile, the local authorities of Birpara No. 1 Gram Panchayat initiated the work of bamboo barricading and closing the various roads entering the Birpara Market from today.  As a result, several roads leading to the Market area of Birpara have been closed.

Ramesh Mandal, Pradhan of Birpara No.1 Gram Panchayat, said that the area was earlier declared a containment zone after a youth was tested positive for COVID. Roads in adjoining areas have been closed since another person was tested covid positive in the same area yesterday.  The infected person lived in two places in Birpara. Access roads to both the roads have been closed.


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