West Bengal COVID-19 Lockdown Extended Till July 1

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The Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal on June 14 extended the restrictions in view of the COVID-19 situation still prevailing in the state. She extended the lockdown till July 1. However, along with the restrictions, some additional relaxation will be allowed.

According to the latest guidelines, all government offices will function from June 16 with 25 percent strength. E-passes will be required for travel. Apart from that, parks will remain open from 6:00 am to 9:00 am for morning walks. Only those who have taken the COVID-19 vaccine will be allowed inside the parks.

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All bazaars and markets remain open from 7:00 am to11:00 am. Other retail shops remain open from 11:00-6:00 pm. Restaurants and bars are allowed to open between 12-8 pm with 50 percent sitting capacity.

All schools/academic institutions will remain closed until further notice. All intra-state bus services will remain closed until further notice. Private vehicles/cabs can only function for emergency services.

Individual movements are allowed from 9 pm to 5 am. CM Mamata Banerjee states that the positivity rate during general assembly polls was 22 percent, which has now been decreased to 6 percent.

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Malls allowed to open from 11 am-6 pm with a 30% capacity. Games and sports can resume without spectators. Gyms, beauty parlors, salons, and cinema halls will remain closed until further notice.