The Tripura government has decided to withdraw day curfew August 1 (Sunday) after it observed that the overall COVID-19 situation has improved.
It also decided to allow all government and private offices to function with full attendance but has extended night curfew across the state from 7pm to 5am till August 31.
According to an official notification, the positivity rate was found to have come down on Thursday to 3.3 per cent from 5 per cent a week ago. The overall situation was reviewed by the officials concerned.
According to a press statement issued by the government, the total coronavirus caseload has risen to 77,788 and 73,602 infected persons have recovered. The toll rose to 751 and the number of active cases climbed to 3369.
Though day curfew, which was imposed on July 19 and was in force from 2 pm, would be withdrawn on Sunday, shopping malls and market complexes, cinema halls and gyms will remain closed at all times and bazaar committees will deploy volunteers to ensure strict adherence to social-distancing, the notification said.
Vehicles can only ply between 5 am and 7 pm for essential purposes.
However, those ferrying medical supplies will be allowed to ply even after 7 p.m. There will be a total ban on the movement of individuals during the hours of night curfew except for prescribed exemptions, it said.
Further, all government and non-government offices shall operate at 100% attendance.
Staggered timing 10 am – 4.30 pm, 10.30 am – 5 pm and 11 am – 5.30 pm shall be followed for staff that attends office to ease out congestion on the transport system.
As for weddings, a maximum of 50 persons will be allowed and not more than 20 in the case of last rites and funerals.