West Bengal lockdown: Restrictions extended till 31st August, CM Mamata Banerjee said possible danger of third wave is still lurking

News Desk: Addressing a press conference on Thursday, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee extended the existing Covid related restrictions in the state till 31st August with some relaxations. She also said that the Covid situation in the state is getting better but the possible danger of third wave is still lurking.

She said “The COVID situation in Bengal is getting better, but the possible danger of the third wave is still lurking. This is one of the reasons why we have not allowed local trains. We will run local trains as soon as we can complete 50% of vaccinations in the state. We have to remain alert for the possible 3rd wave”

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced the relaxations and said that cinema halls, theatres and swimming pools can operate with 50% people and the night curfew now will be from 11pm to 5pm.

At the press conference, she also informed about the Duare Ration and Lakshmir Bhandar project. “Not only the residents of the state, but migrant workers now will also get the benefits of Duare Ration. But they have to make sure that they are not taking ration from other state” she said.

On Lakshmir Bhandar project she announced “This time in Duare Sarkar, there will be a separate camp for Lakshmir Bhandar. Forms will be delivered from there. The form will have a unique number. That number will be registered with the government”