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Tripura night curfew period extended to 12 hours daily

AGARTALA: The night curfew which has been in effect since April 12 between 10 pm to 6 am to curb the second wave of COVID-19 has now been extended by four hours now.

After the state reported the highest single-day spike of 247 fresh COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, the state government has declared that the restrictions will now be in force from 6 pm to 6 am from tomorrow in all 20 urban local bodies, including Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) area.

The state’s education minister and cabinet spokesperson, Ratan Lal Nath, addressing a press conference, said the decision was taken by the state government due to an increase in the number of novel coronavirus cases.

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“While Tripura’s COVID situation is better than many other states in the country, the number of positive cases is growing, so the state government can no longer remain silent, and new decisions must be made right away,” said the minister.

Detailed guidelines in this regard will be issued by Manoj Kumar, the state task force chairman, and chief secretary.

He also mentioned that government office hours have been reduced, with the new hours being 10 am to 4 pm and that the employees will stay at home and attend office in 50 per cent capacity.”

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