The Tripura government decided on Sunday to impose the statewide night curfew from Monday onwards in an attempt to curb the spread of the increase in coronavirus cases.
The night curfew will be in effect from 9pm to 5am for 10 days from Monday, according to a notice.
State Minister for Information and Cultural Affairs Sushanta Chowdhury said health experts had predicted that Tripura would likely witness a “peak” in COVID-19 cases in January and February.
Asking people to behave appropriately in dealing with the crisis, Sushanta Chowdhury told reporters at the Civil Secretariat here: “We will review the situation before the night curfew expires and make new decisions.”
A report from the health department suggests that the state now has an overall positivity rate of 5%, while the Agartala Municipal Corporation has a positivity rate of 16.95.
The notice stated that meetings and rallies will be allowed indoors, at one-third of their capacity, and people must strictly comply with COVID-19 safety precautions.
No public meetings will be allowed in open spaces, he said. Cinemas, sports complexes and stadiums, amusement parks and bars will have to operate at 50% capacity, according to the notification.
All self-catering shops and establishments, including shopping malls, shopping malls, beauty salons and barbershops, will be open from 6 am to 8.30 pm.
Drug stores, however, will remain open at all times.
No fairs or exhibitions can be organized, according to the notification.
Matrimonial functions will be allowed with a maximum presence of 100 people who must follow the COVID protocols.
Religious sites may remain open to people who must maintain appropriate behavior in COVID.