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Bengal extends Covid lockdown till 1 July

The West Bengal government on 14 June extended the period of Covid-19-related restrictions in the state but also announced some relaxations

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The Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal on 14 June extended restrictions in view of the Covid-19 situation in the till 1 July. However, some relaxations were put in place too.

As per the latest guidelines, all government offices with 25% strength will function in West Bengal, beginning 16 June. HoDs will prepare duty rosters.

E-passes will be required for travel.

Parks can open from 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM for morning walks. However, only those who have taken COVID-19 vaccin  will be allowed entry inside the parks. 

All bazaars and markets to remain open between 7:00-11:00 AM. 

Other retail shops to remain open between 11:00-6:00 PM. 

Restaurants and bar to open between 12-8 PM with 50% sitting capacity.

All schools/academic institutions to remain closed until further notice. 

All intra- buses to remain closed until further notice. Private vehicles/cabs can only function for emergency or essential services.

Individuals allowed from 9 PM to 5 AM.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee says the positivity during assembly polls was 22%, which has now been reduced to 6%.

Games and can resume without spectators.

Gyms, beauty parlour, salons and cinema halls to remain closed.

Announcing further easing of the curbs, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee permitted shops in and complexes to open between 11 AM to 6 PM but with only 50% workforce. activities have also been given a green signal. However, spectators will not be allowed. 

Meanwhile, all educational institutes and waterways will continue to be closed. The of private vehicles will remain suspended except for emergencies.

West Bengal’s Covid-19 tally rose to 14,61,257 on 13 June 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.

North 24 Parganas registered the highest number of fresh fatalities at 20, followed by Kolkata (15) and Howrah (nine). 

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