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‘West Bengal to allow reopening of all religious places from June 1’, says Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal will allow opening of all religious places from June 1, as the country will enter the fifth phase of its ongoing lockdown, the chief minister stated


West Bengal to allow reopening of all religious places from June 1 says Mamata Banerjee
Bengaluru, First Published May 29, 2020, 6:43 PM IST

Kolkata: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee announced a series of relaxations from June on Friday while claiming that the number of coronavirus cases is increasing in the state due to the massive influx of migrant workers.

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She announced that religious places can open from June 1 and allowed full attendance at public and private offices.

Mamata Banerjee announced that schools will remain shut all through June as their complexes are being used as quarantine centres for migrants returning home.

Banerjee, who has been criticising the Railways for the past few days for ferrying a large number of migrant workers to the state without consulting her government, claimed that it is being done without following social distancing norms.

"Is the Railways running Corona Express trains, instead of Shramik Special trains?" she asked and wondered why more trains are not being run for the migrant workers returning to other states.

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said that the state is suffering from a double whammy of coronavirus and Cyclone Amphan.

The CM announced that Rs 6250 crore will be released immediately to tackle the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan. Rs 20,000 will be given to 5 lakh households to repair the damage caused by the cyclone.

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