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Bengal extends Covid curbs till August 15, allows govt programmes

Night curfew still in place
The ongoing restrictions will come to an end on July 31.

Our Bureau, PTI   |   Calcutta   |   Published 29.07.21, 12:19 PM

 Keeping in mind the warning of experts about a possible third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Bengal government on Thursday extended the existing restrictions till August 15, but also announced certain relaxations.

The administration allowed government programmes at indoor facilities with 50 per cent seating capacity, according to an order.

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Buses, taxis, autorickshaws have been permitted to operate with 50 per cent capacity.

Offices, both government and private, are also allowed to function with half the manpower, it said

The restrictions, imposed on May 16, were last extended till July 30.

All the district administrations were asked to ensure strict compliance of directives related to wearing of masks and social distancing.

"Any violation of the restriction measures will be liable to be proceeded against as per the provisions of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 and relevant sections of the IPC," the order stated.

 



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