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Corona curfew lifted in Tripura except for six towns

However, the district magistrates have been empowered to impose reasonable restrictions locally as and when required.

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Agartala: With the declining trend of the Covid-19 spread, the Tripura government has withdrawn the corona curfew except for Agartala and five other towns of the state from today.

However, the district magistrates have been empowered to impose reasonable restrictions locally as and when required.

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According to the report, besides Agartala, Covid cases have still been found in Kumarghat and Dharmanagar of North Tripura, Ranirbazar and Sonamura of West Tripura and Belonia of South Tripura.

As a result, the council of ministers in a meeting last night decided to continue the corona curfew in the six urban areas with certain relaxations from this morning till June 18.

The government notification stated that the entry of vehicles and people from other parts of the state to the restricted urban areas have remained in force while in other areas the movement is free.

The shops and markets of essential items would remain open in restricted areas from 6 am to 2 pm during the curfew period, as the rate of Covid infection continued to above 5 per cent.

Tripura has registered Covid deaths of 593 against the total positive cases of 5203 with the positivity rate of 5.21 per cent. Though 174 Covid deaths have been recorded in past one month, the fatality rate is, however, reduced to 1.03 per cent, which was 1.10 per cent a month ago.

“The severity of Covid appears to be much higher in the second wave than the last year in Tripura despite vaccination and rise of awareness among the people to practice Covid appropriate behaviour. But this time the number of deaths seems to be high because people are not getting tested in time and come under medication a little late.

The experts have been warned to contact the doctor immediately if feels Covid like symptoms, even then it is not followed that rises the fatality,” observed state surveillance officer Dr Deep Kr Debbarma.

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