West Bengal Extends Covid Curfew Till July 1 With Relaxations: Here’s What’s Allowed and What’s Not

The Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal on Monday (June 14) extended restrictions in view of the COVID-19 situation in the state till July 1. However, additional relaxations will be allowed.

The West Bengal government has extended its Covid-19 curfew till July 1. However, existing restrictions will be relaxed from June 16.

Here are all details about the new order:

• Night curfew, except for emergency services, will remain in place from 9 pm to 5 am.

• Restricted movement of private vehicles will take place.

• All educational institutions will remain closed, all intra-state bus services and local train services will remain closed, as well.

• Government and private offices can start operations from 16 June with a maximum 25% workforce limit between 10 am to 4 pm.

• Restaurants with bars can open between 12 noon and 8 pm with 50% seating capacity.

• Shops in shopping mall and complexes have been allowed to open between 11am to 6pm with 50% workforce capacity.

• Sports activities can resume without spectators.

• All waterways will remain closed.

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, a health bulletin said.

North 24 Parganas district recorded the highest number of new cases at 597, followed by 426 in Kolkata.

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

As many as 2,497 more people were cured of the disease, taking the total number of recoveries to 14,26,710. The recovery rate among the coronavirus patients in the state stands at 97.64 per cent, the bulletin said.

The state now has 17,651 active cases, up by 1,403 from the previous day.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button