West Bengal Relaxes COVID Restrictions: What’s Allowed, What’s Not
Essential services are exempted from the restrictions. Which public places are open? Which offices can work?
The West Bengal government has relaxed lockdown restrictions in the state until 1 July, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced on Monday, 14 June. Essential services are exempted from the restrictions.
Here’s what will be allowed and what won’t be, until 1 July:
Which offices and services can continue to work?
- Government offices can work with 25 percent capacity.
- Private and corporate offices are permitted to remain open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, with 25 percent strength.
- Waterways are to remain closed.
Are there any restrictions on movement of people?
Yes, movement of people will be restricted between 9:00 pm and 5:00 am.
Can I step out in a private vehicle?
No. Movement of private vehicles is suspended unless it is an emergency situation.
Can I go to the mall?
Shops in malls and complexes are allowed to remain open from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm with 50 percent workforce capacity.
Will schools and colleges be open?
No. All educational institutes are to remain closed.
Will restaurants be open for customers?
- Restaurants with bars can remain open from 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm.
- Only 50 percent seating capacity will be allowed.
Can sports be played?
Yes, sports activities can resume, but without spectators.
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