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Coronavirus Lockdown, Bengal Covid Restrictions Extended Till June 15

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Bengal has over 1.23 lakh energetic COVID-19 instances (File)

Kolkata:

Bengal has prolonged Covid-related restrictions on providers and motion until June 15. Restrictions at present in place have been introduced on May 15 and have been because of expire on the finish of the month.

Mamata Banerjee stated Covid numbers within the state – a kind of worst affected by the second wave – have been declining and, for the economic system’s sake, she was not saying a “total lockdown”.

“Please don’t call this a lockdown. Covid numbers have come down and for the sake of the economy there will be no total lockdown,” the Chief Minister stated, including, “The pandemic situation in the state has eased a little because of existing restrictions.”

Restrictions introduced earlier this month will carry over into the brand new ‘near-lockdown’ interval.

All workplaces and academic establishments will probably be shut, as properly transport providers, together with the Metro.

Emergency providers will probably be allowed, as will house deliveries and different on-line providers.

Grocery shops and retailers promoting important gadgets will keep open between 7 and 10 am. Shops promoting sweets, together with conventional Bengali sweetmeats, can open from 10 am to five pm.

Banks are open from 10 am to 2 pm.

Jewellery and saree retailers are open from 12 midday to three pm.

Petrol pumps are open.

Industries will probably be closed however tea gardens can perform, though at 50 per cent power solely.

Earlier, the variety of employees allowed for the jute trade was 30 per cent. That has been hiked to 40 per cent.

No cultural, political, educational, administrative or spiritual occasions and capabilities will probably be allowed throughout this era. No outside congregations will probably be permitted between 9 pm and 5 am.

Weddings can have a most of 50 visitors.

Shopping complexes, magnificence parlours, cinema halls, sports activities amenities and eating places are shut indefinitely.

This morning Bengal reported over 16,000 new COVID-19 instances and 153 deaths in 24 hours. Active instances are over 1.23 lakh – which is marginally decrease than the report 1.32 lakh from May 18.

Nearly 15,000 Covid-related deaths have been reported from Bengal for the reason that pandemic started in December 2019.

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