The Tripura government has imposed a weekend curfew on Saturday and Sunday, reports said.
The government has also extended the existing day curfew in Agartala Municipal Corporation area and 11 other towns from July 19 to July 23.
The weekend curfew will be in force from 6 am on July 17 to 6 am on July 19.
The decision comes as the northeastern state has seen a rising number of cases and deaths due to the Covid-19 pandemic in recent weeks.
Jirania Nagar, Khowai, Kailashahar, Dharmanagar, Belonia, Kumarghat, Teliamura, Amarpur Nagar, Panisagar Nagar and Kamalpur Nagar.
The day curfew will be in force from 2 pm to 5 am.
“The situation has been reviewed in detail, and it is necessary to extend corona restrictions and weekend curfew in the state,” a notification issued by the Chief Secretary, Kumar Alok, said on Friday.
According to the notification, the night curfew (6 pm to 5 am) has been extended in the entire Tripura from July 19 to July 24.
The Covid-19 curfew in these urban areas was first imposed on May 16 and then extended several times.
According to an official report, Tripura’s Covid-19 caseload has risen to 72,365, and 719 deaths reported due to the infection so far.