In a new update, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has decided to extend the ongoing lockdown for 15 days more, i.e till July 30.
This decision has been taken in view of the warning given by experts on third COVID wave, which is going to hit India by August or September.
However, Mamata has given some relaxations too while extending the lockdown and watching the ongoing condition of the state.
According to the Bengal government's notice, Metro Railway services have been given allowance to resume operations with 50 per cent seating capacity on weekdays.
The local train services are asked continue to remain suspended except the staff special trains. However, all public buses, taxis, autorickshaws have been permitted to operate with 50 per cent capacity.
Gymnasiums and beauty parlours can also operate with 50 per cent strength from 11 am to 6 pm.
Meanwhile, both government and private offices are also allowed to function with half the manpower.