Bengal extends Covid restrictions till Jan 31
The Mamata Banerjee government has extended Covid -19 restrictions till January 31; allowed fairs on open grounds in very restricted manner with adherence to safety norms: Official order
The government has permitted marriage events to be held with a maximum of 200 people or 50 per cent of the venue's capacity - whichever is lesser, the official order revealed. Furthermore, fairs have also been allowed on open grounds with rigid restrictions in order to maintain adherence to safety norms, adds hindustantimes.com.
The order was issued by Bengal chief secretary HK Dwivedi. It has directed police, local authorities and district administrations to make sure strict compliance with the norms are followed.
The state government in its fresh order stated that the decision to extend Covid-related restrictions has been made in view of the Omicron variant of the virus. India has detected 6,041 Omicron cases so far.