In view of the surge in Omicron cases in the country, the Tripura government has re-imposed strict restrictions to prevent further spread of COVID-19 infection in the state,

A total of seven directives were passed followed by a high power meeting held by Chief Secretary Kumar Alok at the Civil Secretariat.

The meeting decided wearing of masks or face cover is compulsory in public places, crowded areas, in markets, in all workplaces and offices and during travelling.

If any violation is noticed, the District Magistrate and Collectors, State Police Services (SPS), Commissioner, Head of Departments are entitled to take action.

The Health Department, DM, and Collectors, AAI, NF Railway, and BSF will ensure this immediately.

The list of the arrival of passengers from the high-risk countries should be shared with the police headquarters and all Superintendents of Police for strict monitoring of their mandatory home quarantine by police along with the health teams.

The meeting also decided that the Health Department will intensify the level of testing by activating additional teams and focus has been laid on strict sample testing in entry points like airports, all railway stations, and Churaibari inter-state borders.

“Authorities of BSF, CRPF, Assam Rifles, CISF, and other paramilitary forces should also ensure strict compliance of sample testing of the persons coming from outside the state,” the meeting decided.

Fines may be imposed on the defaulters for not using masks or maintaining CAB from December 31, 2021.

The fresh restrictions came into force on December 31, 2021, and will continue to be in effect till further orders. So far, Tripura has not reported any Omicron case.

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