West Bengal lockdown restrictions EXTENDED till THIS DATE, check what is ALLOWED vs what is NOT - find all details here
The COVID-19 lockdown restrictions have been extended in West Bengal till August 15, 2021. est Bengal imposed the lockdown restrictions in the state due to the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic from May 16, 2021.
West Bengal Lockdown Update: The West Bengal government has decided to extend the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions in the state till August 15, 2021 today. West Bengal imposed the lockdown restrictions in the state due to the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic from May 16, 2021. These restrictions were again extended till June 15, 2021. Again, the restrictions were extended till July 1, 2021, July 15, 2021 and July 30, 2021.
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According to an order issued by the government of West Bengal on July 29, 2021, after a review of the current situation of the state, the State Executive Committee of West Bengal Disaster Management Authority, recommended further extension of the restrictions measures already in force with gradual phased relaxations as required.
The restrictions which are already in place are place are as follows:
1) All outdoor activities including movement of people and vehicles will be strictly prohibited from 9 PM till 5 AM except for health services, law and order, essential commodities including agricultural produce and other emergency services
2) Movement of public transport including government and private buses, trams, local taxis, cabs, autorickshaws will be allowed with passengers not more than 50 per cent capacity
3) Intra state local train movement will remain closed except for staff special trains and essential services personnel
4) Metro railway will be allowed to operate with 50 per cent seating capacity five days a week. The service will remain suspended on Saturdays and Sundays
5) All cinema halls, spa, swimming pools will continue to remain closed. However, swimming pools for exclusively for routine practice of state, national and international level swimmers may remain open between 6 AM to 10 AM
6) Not more than 50 people will be allowed at a time in marriage ceremonies and related gatherings
7) Funeral rituals will not be allowed with more than 20 people at a time
8) Retail shops in shopping malls and market complexes may remain open as per usual operational hours with 50 per cent work force
9) Restaurants and bars may remain open with 50 per cent capacity as per usual operational hours but not beyond 8 PM
10) All shops and markets (essential and non-essential) will remain open as per usual operational hours
It must be noted that there has been a relaxation. The government programmes will be allowed in indoor places with not more than 50 per cent of total seating capacity.
The employers/ management bodies/ owners/ supervisors of all offices, establishments and workplaces will be responsible for providing with COVID-19 safety measures.
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