AGARTALA: With the decrease in the number of Covid-19 cases, the Tripura government relaxed the night clock timings and other restrictions from Tuesday, while encouraging the public to continue following Covid-19 appropriate behavior.
According to the revised Covid-19 notification, the night clock will be imposed from 10pm to 5pm until 10 February. Previously, it was in operation from 8pm to 5pm.
The revised restrictions came a day after lessons were resumed from all schools.
“The situation has been examined in detail by the state government and it is deemed necessary to change Corona restrictions in the state; … Corona Night Curfew will be imposed throughout the state from 10pm to 5am,” the order states signed by Secretary General and Chairman of the State Executive Committee of Tripura Disaster Management Authority.
According to the notification, cinemas, multiplexes, gymnasiums, sports complexes are allowed with 50 percent capacity, all religious places and wedding halls may remain open according to the Covid-19 guidelines. The government has also instructed 100 percent attendance in all government and non-government offices and video conferencing meetings. Frequent remediation of workplaces are also required.
The nightmare began from January 18 to 30, as the state witnessed 10.72 percent Covid-19 positivity levels. At present, however, the positivity level has decreased to 3.53 percent.
The state reported 79 new Covid-19 cases with four deaths in the past 24 hours, according to the latest health department reports.
A total of 49,41,939 Covid-19 vaccine doses, including both first and second doses, were administered until the latest report from the Health Department. The state has a total of 694640 doses in stock.
In addition to restrictions on the curfew, the state government has imposed a fine of Rs. 200 for not wearing face masks in public, if caught for the first time, Rs. 400 for repeated violations and Rs. 1,000 for violating standards for social distance or isolation from home.
A total of Rs. 79,400 were collected from offenders in the state for not wearing face masks on Monday, according to a press release issued by the state police.