Agartala: After reviewing the weekly report of COVID-19 situation, Tripura government has extended the ongoing curfew in areas under 12 civic bodies, including Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC), till 5 am of June 26.

According to the order issued by chief secretary Kumar Alok, the duration of curfew has been extended in the AMC area. Similarly, nine municipal councils have been newly added to the list. The administration has also extended the curfew in two Nagar Panchayat areas.

However, curfew restrictions have not been imposed in rural areas. As per the previous order, curfew was imposed in six civic body areas including AMC till 5 am on June 19.

Now, the new restrictions will be effective from 2 pm on June 19 and remain in force till 5 am on June 26 in 12 civic bodies of the state.

Meanwhile, the district magistrates can impose curfew in areas wherever they feel necessary. In addition, there are no restrictions on inter-district travel, but restrictions on travel to the corona curfew areas will remain in force until 6 pm on June 25.

According to the new order, the corona curfew will remain imposed in areas under Agartala Municipal Corporation, Mohanpur Municipal Council, Ranirbazar municipal council, Jirania Nagar Panchayat, Udaipur municipal council, Bishalgarh municipal council, Kumarghat municipal council, Kailasahar municipal council , Panisagar Nagar Panchayat, Khowai municipal council, Belonia municipal council and Shantirbazar municipal council till 5 am of June 26.

Shops and markets will be open in the curfew area from 6 am to 2 pm. However, gyms, shopping malls, cinema halls, swimming pools, beauty parlours, salons, and parks will remain closed. Similarly, dhabas and restaurants are allowed to remain open till 2 pm.

Apart from those areas, corona curfew will not be imposed in other parts of Tripura. Everything will be open as usual. However, the district magistrates can impose curfew in the concerned area if necessary.

Currently, Tripura has a total of 4,406 active COVID-19 cases, with the death toll due to COVID-19 in the state touching 634. As many as 55,769 people have recovered so far in the state.

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