Agartala: With the surge in Covid cases, the Tripura government today decided to impose corona night curfew in Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) area between 10 pm and 5 am from Thursday, besides other stringent restrictions to curb the second wave of coronavirus.
In an order, Chief Secretary Manoj Kumar said except for medical and other emergency civilians will not be allowed to remain outside the home.
The health workers, police, security personnel, electricity, drinking water and other services providers were exempted from the curfew.
According to reports, West Tripura district mainly AMC alone has recorded the maximum number of positive cases in last 20 days and most of them were having travel history.
The total number of Covid cases registered at 469 with the positivity rate of 5.1 per cent.
However, the government has made arrangements for treatment facilities of a thousand people together with all emergency service facilities, officials claimed.
As part of the measure against Covid, the state government has postponed the written test of the biggest recruitment drive of BJP-IPFT government to Group C and D posts by Joint Recruitment Board of the Department of Manpower and Employment and physical test for IR Battalion of TSR.
Most of the exams of schools and colleges have been postponed apprehending the spread of Covid-19.
While putting a ban on mass gathering, Chief Secretary said if a closed door event, a maximum of 50% of the total capacity can be allowed after due assessment.
With a ceiling of 100 people for social, cultural, entertainment events is allowed. But in the meeting place wearing a face mask, maintaining physical distance and using a hand wash or sanitizer are mandatory.
People over the age of 65 are advised to stay indoors if they do not need the necessary services.
Others are advised to reduce unnecessary movement and avoid crowded places.
All District Magistrates will strictly enforce the measures.
Legal action will be taken against any person found violating these measures in accordance with the provisions of Section 51 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, and other applicable legal provisions, Chief Secretary stated.