‘Quarantine Jail’ set up in Tripura, Sepahijala District

June 17: As the surge of Covid-19 cases continues to rise in the Sepahijala district of Tripura, the district administration has decided to jail anyone for up to 2 years who is found violating quarantine rules.

This jail will be called ‘Quarantine Jail’, wherein people violating quarantine norms will be imprisoned while maintaining all quarantine rules.

Till now, 1095 positive cases have been detected in Tripura with nearly 518 cases from Sepahijala district itself.

Udayan Sinha, Additional District Magistrate of Sepahijala informed, “Anyone found violating home/institutional quarantine will be arrested and incarcerated in jail. The individual may be detained for up to two years.

He further said that the jail would become functional in the Sonamura subdivision of the district from Monday under the supervision of the Superintendent of Jail. The SP of Sepahijala will make all necessary security arrangements. One medical officer will also be appointed there.

On Saturday, the Additional Chief Secretary held a meeting with officials of the district administration including District Magistrate C.K. Jamatia to discuss arrangements of the quarantine jail. The administration is ready with stringent measures in case of any flouting of quarantine norms, said official sources.