Tripura govt extends curfew till June 25, issues new restriction measures


The government of Tripura, on Friday, has extended the COVID curfew in Agartala and 11 other urban local bodies (ULBs) till June 25 from 2 pm to 5 am, however, night curfew from 6 pm to 5 am has been lifted from the villages.

Chief Secretary Alok Kumar informed that the COVID curfew will remain in force in the jurisdiction of Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) and 11 other ULBs from June 19 to 25.

As per the notification, all standalone shops and commercial establishments shall remain open only between 6 am and 2 pm with strict adherence to Covid guidelines. 

Shopping malls and market complexes will remain closed at all times and bazaar committees shall deploy volunteers to ensure strict adherence to social distancing.

Vehicles can only ply between 5 am and 2 pm for essential purposes. However, vehicles ferrying medical supplies will be allowed to ply even after 2 pm. 

There shall be a total ban on the movement of individuals between 2 pm and 5 am except for prescribed exemptions.

All government and private offices shall remain open till 4 pm with 50 per cent attendance. Social, political, religious, academic or other gatherings shall be prohibited. Only essential government meetings with a maximum of 20 participants will be allowed.

Movie theatres, multiplexes, gymnasiums, swimming pools, salons and bars shall remain closed at all times. Restaurants will remain open only till 2 pm.

Meanwhile, the restrictions were scheduled to end on June 18, however, it has been repeatedly extended since May 16.

-With inputs from agencies

(Edited by Marvin Kharsohnoh)

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