West Bengal government extends COVID restrictions till July 1 with some relaxations, check details
Essential services will continue operating following protocols, the chief minister Mamata Banerjee said.
Kolkata: West Bengal government on Monday announced that the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions in the state have been extended till 1 July in attempts to curb the spread of novel coronavirus.
However, the state government has also eased certain curbs during the lockdown period. As per the new order, government offices in West Bengal have been allowed to operate with 25% manpower, while private and corporate offices can remain open from 10 am to 4 pm with 25% strength.
Shops in the shopping mall and complexes allowed to open between 11 am and 6 pm with a 50% workforce. Sports activities can also resume without spectators. All education institutes and waterways will remain closed. Movement of private vehicles to remain suspended excluding for emergency, the West Bengal CM announced.
An order was issued in this regard on Monday. We have been able to vaccinate about 2 crore people, especially the groups that are "super-spreaders", West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said at a press conference.
The Chief Minister also said that the 'one nation one ration' scheme will be implemented in West Bengal within the next three months. "Work is on. Some Aadhaar verification is due. Within three months, we will sort it out," said CM Banerjee.
West Bengal's Covid-19 tally rose to 14,61,257 on Sunday as 3,984 more people tested positive for the infection, while 84 fresh fatalities pushed the state's coronavirus death toll to 16,896.
North 24 Parganas district recorded the highest number of new cases at 597, followed by 426 in Kolkata.
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