Covid restrictions in West Bengal extended till July 30

News Desk: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee led TMC government of West Bengal on Wednesday extended covid restrictions in the state till July 30.

  • All inter-state trains, factories, schools, colleges, and all educational institutes will remain closed. Only staff special local trains will be operational.
  • Metro railways will operate five days a week with 50 per cent seating capacity from Monday to Friday (starting from July 15). The service, however, will be suspended on every Saturday and Sunday till further orders.
  • Not more than 50 people will be allowed at weddings and 20 people at funerals. All markets and bazaars will be functional from 7 AM and to 11 AM, while sweet shops will be allowed to function from 10 AM to 5 PM. Other retail shops will be functional from 11 AM to 6 PM with a workforce of 25 per cent and not more than 30 percent crowd at a time.
  • All Banks will remain functional from 10 AM to 3 PM and shopping malls will be allowed to open but multiplexes will be closed.
  • All cinema halls, spas and swimming pools shall continue to remain closed. However, swimming pools exclusively for routine practice of State, national, international level swimmers may remain open during 6 AM to 10 AM.
  • All political/social/cultural/academic/entertainment related gatherings, grouping and congregations shall continue to be prohibited.