Various North East states impose Covid-19 restrictions

Various North East states impose Covid-19 restrictions
GUWAHATI/SHILLONG/AGARTALA, APR 20 (AGENCIES) | Publish Date: 4/20/2021 12:27:12 PM IST

With a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases, several North East states have taken diverse actions including imposition of night curfew and closure of educational institutions.

Assam government Tuesday ordered that all markets and shops will shut by 6 pm. The government permitted 50 per cent of lower-level staff to work from home in the districts having active coronavirus cases of 100 or more.

Issuing fresh guidelines, Assam chief secretary Jishnu Barua ordered the DCs to strictly enforce the restrictions. 

Barua said the latest order comes in force with immediate effect and will be in place till April 30. 

As per the guidelines, all markets, malls, weekly markets and standalone shops other than pharmacies will have to shut by 6 pm.

In Tripura, the state government ordered closures of educational institutions. Tripura Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath said that there will be no night curfew and lockdown in the state, but all educational institutions would remain closed for an indefinite period. 

In Meghalaya, the night curfew in East Khasi Hills District, in which capital Shillong falls, has been extended for another week until April 25. Night curfew and various other restrictions continue to be in effect in Mizoram capital Aizawl and other parts of the mountainous state.

Chief Secretary Lalnunmawia Chuaungo, in an order, said that the recent spurt of positive cases is alarming for the medical community. 

In Manipur, the state government has imposed night curfew in the entire state from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Meanwhile, Arunachal Pradesh has made testing compulsory for all people entering the state.


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