Today the government eases lockdown restriction in West Bengal. The state government had imposed several restrictions from May 16 during the second wave when the daily count of Covid-19 cases had crossed the 20,000 mark. After around one-and-a-half months of restrictions, West Bengal reported less than 1,500 new cases on June 30. The state government has extended the Covid-19 restrictions till July 15 with few eases. Check the eases here:-
Public transport would be partially resuming in West Bengal from Thursday. The government is allowing buses to ply with 50% capacity.
The government also relaxing restrictions for shops and offices. The government has allowed government and private buses to run with 50% seating capacity along with other modes of public transport, such as auto-rickshaws, cabs, trams and inland waterways. Local trains and Kolkata Metro would, however, continue to remain suspended.
Gyms, beauty parlours and salons will also resume operations from Thursday. While salons and beauty parlours would remain open from 11am to 6pm with 50% capacity, gyms may remain open in two shifts from 6am to 10am and again from 4pm to 8pm.
Private offices have also been allowed to operate with 50% workforce. Earlier, the state government had allowed them to operate with 20% workforce. Government offices are operating with 25% workforce.
Local markets to remain open from 6am to 12pm. All other shops may remain open from 11am to 8pm.