The West Bengal government on Monday (November 2) announced the extension of certain lockdown measures in the state till November 30 albeit with some relaxations.

According to the new guidelines issued by the state government, cinema halls, theatres, and multiplexes will operate with 50% capacity. While swimming pools except for training purposes will remain closed.  

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However, schools, colleges, and universities will remain closed till November 30. In the new order, the state government said that teaching-learning physical assemblies in schools/anganwadis, colleges, universities will continue to be disallowed.

As per the new guidelines, social, political, academic, and cultural functions will be allowed outside Containment Zones after obtaining due permission from authorities while adhering to COVID protocols. 

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In closed spaces, a maximum of 50% of the hall capacity will be allowed with a ceiling of 200 persons while in open spaces, the assembly size may be fixed keeping the size of the ground/space in view.