West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee
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Kolkata: With lockdown like restrictions extended till July 30, West Bengal government on Wednesday gave some more relaxations.

Floating a circular, the Trinamool Congress run West Bengal government said that metro services will start with 50 percent occupancy and also mentioned that all educational institutions will remain closed till July 30.

“The local trains will not start now except the staff special trains. All other public transportation including metro services will run with 50 percent occupancy. Metro services will be available for five days and during the weekends it will remain closed due to sanitation. All educational institutions will be remain suspended till July 30,” read the notification.

The notification further stated that 50 percent people can enter shopping malls and the other retail shops and restaurants will remain open at earlier mentioned timings but with 50 percent workforce.

“The spa, swimming polls, cinema halls will remain closed. However, swimming pools exclusively for routine practices for national, state and international level swimmers may remain open during 6 am to 10 am,” said the notification.

The government notification also read that all outdoor activities will be strictly prohibited between 9pm to 5am except health services, essential services and law and order situation.

“All district administrations, police commissionerates and local authorities will take strict visit on the new guidelines and breaking of any restrictions by any person the person will be booked by Disaster Management Act, 2005,” mentioned the notification.

Welcoming the move, Kunal Sarkar, doctor said that the public transportation should be more restricted and also that strict vigil should be kept on people as there are several people who still don’t wear masks.

“Our negligence will lead to the third wave but if we follow the protocols then we can delay the third wave,” said the doc.

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